There have also been bold actions in Israel. A group calling itself Jews Against Genocide has been lighting things on fire in front of Israeli government buildings. The latest move was the burning of a funeral pyre in front of the Israeli Supreme Court this week.
… Israel has become a country where right-wing leaders like Avigdor Lieberman and Bibi Netanyahu are sacrificing democracy on the altar of their power politics; where the loyal opposition largely and passively stands aside and watches the organized assault on civil liberties; where state-funded Orthodox rabbis publish books that provide instructions on how and when to kill Gentiles; where half of Jewish youth declare their refusal to sit in a classroom with an Arab; and where mob violence targets Palestinians and African asylum seekers scapegoated by leading government officials as “demographic threats.”
Another self-hating Jew, I guess.
“Hamas uses the population as human shields.”
If I’m not mistaken, the Defense Ministry is in the heart of Tel Aviv, as is the army’s main “war room.” And what about the military training base at Glilot, near the big mall? And the Shin Bet headquarters in Jerusalem, on the edge of a residential neighborhood?
Amira Hass on Israel’s brutality and hypocrisy. Spare me the “purity of arms” bullshit and the screeching about Israeli apartheid.
Puts the pin in the false-equivalence balloon rather nicely, I think. (h/t Sabina Becker)
Having fun, kids?
Really, just because you’re raining fire on one of the most densely packed open-air prisons in the world doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be able to cut loose.