Hypocrisy is in vogue. It is beyond anyone’s comprehension. We, adults and children are watching the Palestinian people being bombed, dismembered and killed in hundreds. Israel wants them out of their territory so they can extend the borders. Israel has acted for years as imperialistic power. It has nothing to do with being Jewish. It is against Jewish religion.
Mr. Netanyahu proved to be a megalomaniac that requires psychological treatment. As in the past the World is watching and taking polls instead of asking for intervention. French in the past took steps into sanity and sent Napoleon with his cognac to an Island. Hitler finally got nailed after millions of lives were lost. But he was good for business; military spending, so still a model of how to start new business with billions paid by naive taxpayers.
Mr. Netanyahu destroyed the only power plant in Gaza. The hospitals have short power supply but mostly all people in Gaza have no water, etc. Sewer is flowing into Mediterranean Sea from Israel and Gaza to Egypt, Algeria, Italy, Greece, and beyond. It is going to be huge ecological and humanitarian disaster. All this is to remove and expel Palestinian from their land or exterminate them.
Bibi is looking to destroy tunnels under Gaza that run through to Jerusalem or Bethlehem. Some are reinforced with new construction materials but according to historical sources those tunnels used to be sewer canals; some developed as early as 100-200 AD. The stone used in those is subject to errosion so it is has to be reinforced. No one knows if their destruction would lead to more destruction of ancient infrastructure and historical monuments that we want to preserve. Madmen do not care. Napoleon took a shot at Sphinx and took off his nose. That was Napoleon famous mark on history. Tunnels/canals exist in most of Middle East and European cities. Some are open like in Venice or Amsterdam and some are underground. They were used in Poland when underground/resistance fighters and others wanted to escape German siege. Check “Kanal”, a movie made in 1957, Andrew Wajda, director.
Almost seventy years after WWII there is new rise in national identity, nationalistic movement, aka national chauvinism. The old concept of being a part of melting pot is being replaced with a salad bowl. It requires having enemies, real or imaginary, fueled by the past and present. Enemy is essential to control populace. Some would be panic stricken with the thought of enemy but more so with absence of one. The fear to fear spreads faster than a virus and no one is immune.
Here in USA, the enemy is an immigrant, especially children. We try to sell double standard to our children. Some are too young to comprehend and some are confused but they will judge us later on.
The new Tsar, Vladimir, of Russia is being penalized for his national expansion, ideas, activities. Penalizing Putin is equal to penalizing Europe. I guess neither Putin nor Europe was interested or had enough funds to buy from US military industry. So we promote Bibi, the tyrant of Middle East. War is good for business.
It has been said many times that: “for evil to exist requires good people to do nothing”. That is what is happening now. Listening to the news from Israel is reminiscent of old stories when Germans applauded the Creep of the Century, the leader, Hitler. They were intoxicated with national pride, superiority, false sense of security and believed that they were “chosen people”. That did not last.
Netanyahu is a dangerous individual. While he is on the quest to eliminate Palestinians and take over all of Palestine, he is going to destroy Israel. He is more than a neighborhood bully; he is insane. In the meantime he gets support from US with lots of ammunition that is manufactured in US and paid for with our tax dollars. We should see how much it cost us to kill thousands of Palestinians.
Some have concerns that disagreeing with Bibi may be considered as enemy of Jewish people. Wrong. Those who believe in Judaism would rather have nothing to do with Bibi or Israel. There is no religion or any version of it that promotes hatred, killing, etc. Politicians, tyrants feeling empowered will manipulate anything to “divide and conquer”.
Hopefully clear minds will prevail.