Evolution of Dispossession

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Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Double Standard Yet Again

The newspapers are frenzied with articles about the Palestinian Qassam which landed close to an Israeli school loaded with innocent children. Yahoo ran a piece, it was covered in the big papers, and it is plastered on AIPAC's main page today.

But where are the cameras and the collective outcry when it is the IDF which is not landing munitions close to Palestinian kids, but killing them with mortars and tank shells etc?

There is extensive media coverage when Israel can be cast as the victim again, but the same media turn their heads when the victims are the Palestinians.

The numbers do not lie .... >4000 Palestinians murdered since 2000, <1000 Israelis murdered since 2000.

But Israel is the victim, always and forever, even when it is caught victimizing. Nice political situation to have really ...

2 comments:

Liberal White Boy said...

Speaking of murdering Palestinian children...http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/899694.html

scottie said...

thanks for the link

this is certainly an issue where the more you read about the conflict, the more sick you get, and why we support the wrong side, and why our politicians are so pro-israel is mind-boggling, though i know the true cause is aipac and its uncanny ability to convince american politicians that is better to have political capital than to do the right thing.

i signed a petition, which was sent to every signer's senator, urging a boycott of israel, and david vitter sent me an email proudly claiming how pro-israel all of his stances in the senate have been. this is exactly why i have zero faith in our representative system. a constituent tells his rep that he believes a certain policy is unjust. rather than say effectively "i consider your viewpoint and will work for that" i get a long syllabus of vitter's pro-israel support. his duty is to represent his constituents, but rather than that, he tells the constituent this is my stance, and i wont budge, so piss off! great system ...