Don’t cry for me Palestine
Ethel C. Fenig
“unsustainable and unacceptable. Israel’s legitimate security needs must be met just as the Palestinians’ legitimate needs for sustained humanitarian assistance and regular access for reconstruction materials must also be assured.”
But is the situation “unsustainable and unacceptable”? Are the Gazans lacking “humanitarian assistance and regular access for reconstruction materials”? Let’s take a look at how the Gazans themselves are faring, courtesy of their own magazine, Palestine Today.
Just look at that bountiful supply of all kinds of healthy food, clothing, even electronic goodies and toys! Such fun in the sun.
Thanks to regular trade, deliveries of food and medicines from Israel and Egypt plus financial aid from a broke Europe and smuggling the objects of misguided international affection are doing very well–better than their imperialist saviors.
Meanwhile the humanitarian aid deprived Gazans fired several more of their endless supply of rockets into civilian areas, luckily causing no harm according to Reuters . The Israelis fired back, killing five terrorists. Does this meet Clinton’s standard of “legitimate security needs”? Condemnation of Israel for defending itself undoubtedly to follow.
So, will the next wave of the fascist flotilla change course to Kurdistan, Darfur or, for the truly courageous, North Korea? And will Turkey finally apologize to Armenia and somehow compensate its citizens for the Turk slaughter of Armenians nearly a century ago? Will the Palestinians share their good fortune and wealth with those truly deserving? Will the UN divert its attention from bashing Israel to the vital humanitarian issues of the day?
Because the true issue for all involved is demonizing Israel rather than aid the truly deserving, the answer is no. The Big Lie continues, devaluing all those who spout it.
hat tip: Phyllis Dreazin