Monday, February 21, 2011

Religious Loonies from Israel: Why are They ignored?

… rightly asks As’ad AbuKhalil.

From Ha’aretz:
The events currently shaking the Arab world "were ordained from above" by a guiding hand, Israel Defense Forces Deputy Chief of Staff Yair Naveh said on Sunday. Naveh added that the Israeli army needed faith in God now more than its supply of planes and tanks. [Careful what you wish for, Yair!]

So why indeed is much of the Western press, including a good dollop of the pro-Zionist blogosphere (see for instance the Brown Sauce - Harry’s Place, who leave no stone unturned in order to expose the Islamist ‘networks’), so obsessively preoccupied with every crackpot Islamist street corner preacher man, while the religious loony tunes that are increasingly part of Israel’s Judaic equivalent to the Taleban (New! Now with access to the levers of power!) get off scot free?

If an American General made a comparable utterance, you’d have American Liberals up in arms about it. Not so here. Why?

Answers on a postcard below. Please?


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