Thursday, March 11, 2010

Forget BDS, here's CFH!

An Israeli emailer (who shall remain strictly anonymous - no, don't even bother asking) suggested that critiques [here in the context of Zionism and Israel] are more powerful when they come from a place of sympathy. He's not entirely wrong of course (although I can see difficulty applying the principle to critique of the Nazis - for instance).

Still, radically new approaches are called for, for the I/P conflict and I'm all for trying something new.

So forget nasty BDS and try a tender CFH campaign: Chocolates, Flowers and Hugs. Send those to the Israelis: ordinary ones, celebrities, handsome ones and ogres alike, tall and short, brunette, blond or carrot and tell them about your sympathy for the deeply and authentically felt Jewish attachment to the land between the river and the sea. Tell them that you share their increasing sense of isolation and 'nobody likes us'. Tell'em that the rockets from Gaza could have been directed at your own kids too...

Then ask them politely if they would mind terribly to get the f*ck out of the West Bank?

2 Comments:

At 8:47 PM, Blogger Ernie Halfdram said...

I don't know about the CFH, but you can send pizza. But I think the idea of that is to make the valient IOF soldiers more comfortable with their occupation duties.

 
At 9:01 PM, Blogger Gert said...

Pretty tough if you don't like pizza!

 

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