Saturday, January 17, 2009

Sir Gerald Kaufman On Gaza, Israel and more...

A few highlights (courtesy JSF):

A Nazi soldier shot [my grandmother] in bed

My grandmother did not die to provide cover for Israeli soldiers murdering Palestinian grandmothers in Gaza.

The current Israeli government ruthlessly and cynically exploit the continuing guilt among gentiles over the slaughter of Jews in the Holocaust as justification for their murder of Palestinians.

On Sky News a few days ago, the spokeswoman for the Israeli army, Major Leibovich, was asked about the Israeli killing of, at that time, 800 Palestinians. The total is now 1,000.

She replied instantly that '500 of them were militants'. That was the reply of a Nazi. I suppose the Jews fighting for their lives in the Warsaw ghetto could have been dismissed as militants.


At 11:38 AM, Blogger Emmanuel said...

What the hell does the Holocaust have to do with anything?!? We're not saying Europeans shouldn't condemn us because of the Holocaust. We're trying to convince them that we're doing the right thing.

Just because he's Jewish and a son of Holocaust survivors doesn't mean he is right or that he isn't a bleeding heart. If he sees Hamas as freedom fighters and equates them with the fighters in the Warsaw ghetto something is seriously wrong with his connection to reality.

At 3:01 PM, Blogger Gert said...

Kaufman is (or was) a rather committed zionist, actually...

At 4:22 PM, Blogger Richard said...

Many years ago I briefly met Garald Kaufman when he was up here in the north west helping out with a local general election candidate, which one, I confess to having forgotten. And quite probably, rightfully so.

Though there were many things, over the years with which I would never agree upon with Kaufman, one thing that always came across quite clearly, I believed, was his personal sincerity. That emotional and heartfelt speech convince me that my instincts were even better than I thought they were - and/or - still are.

I'll be using this as siin as I can catch up on one gazillion tasks - with a huge hat-tip to you, of course.


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