Why Israel?

Apparently, there are two things in the world you do not mess with: God and Israel.

Nowadays however, God has become a generic term, recycled countless times and refurbished under a myriad of names including the Entity, the Force, the Receiver etc. So the only thing you do not touch is Israel.

Why Israel?

Why is it taboo for anyone to mention Israel in a bad light without suffering disastrous consequences as a direct and immediate result? Think of Helen Thomas and Mel Gibson.

I am sure no one is a stranger to the Holocaust, it happened, The Nazi’s did it, it is a great stain on the history of humanity and to this day, the repercussions are still being felt.

However, this was 70 years ago, are we so obsessed with living in the past that we fail to see the present, or worse, think of the future?

An email is being circulated, it has been in circulation for quite some time now, and it compares the atrocities suffered by the Jews during the holocaust to the atrocities being committed by the Israelis against the Palestinians to date. I will post those pictures at the end of this email.

The BBC recently had an article up entitled Is it ever OK to call someone a Nazi? (link) regarding the stigma of using that term to describe someone, and the antisemitic sentiments it conveys.

Have we forgotten the age-old adage, sticks and stones can break my bones, but words will never hurt me?

Facebook has recently removed a page entitled “Intifada”. (link)

Facebook, , the instrumental pivot, the straw that broke the camels back, the toppler of Goverments, as is evident with the recent uprisings in Tunis, Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain, Syria etc. It has governments so fearful they took incredible measures to block access to it (as Egypt cut the entire internet to the whole country), there exist a million and one pages regarding all those regions, Egypt, Tunis, Yemen etc. They have been requested to remove these pages, the Friday of Anger, the March of Retribution, We are all Khaled Saeed etc. Yet, they did not.

Now tho, as the Israeli entity has been “threatened”, that facebook page has been removed, cited as stirring violence.

It seems that, since the Palestinian issue has not been dubbed a “holocaust”, nor have the Israeli’s been dubbed “Nazi’s”, the issue is overlooked and under-signified.

Obama has recently stuck his neck out for the “Libyan People”, I want to believe he has their interests at heart, but I cannot help but remember how his predecessor had taken the same stance against Iraq, citing WMDs, to-date non have been discovered, and it has been an apparent ruse to get to Iraqi Oil. So now I feel cautious to believe Obama’s intent is not to harvest Libyan Oil. And why?

He was so quick to usher the world into protecting the Libyan People, yet the USA still vetoed the Bill that would condemn Israeli construction on Palestinian territories as illegal under International Law.

Obama still ok’ed a military intervention, despite the fact the UN has a resolution that it is not to interfere in civil wars within countries, and what is happening in Libya right now is a civil war.

Again, I ask, Why Israel?

A little history lesson for those interested, the term “ghetto” was originally derived as an area where Jewish people live. And, from Wikipedia, we get the following:

In the Jewish diaspora, a Jewish quarter is the area of a city traditionally inhabited by Jews. Jewish quarters, like the Jewish ghettos in Europe, were often the outgrowths of segregated ghettos instituted by the surrounding Christian authorities or in World War Two, the Nazis. A Yiddish term for a Jewish quarter or neighborhood is “Di yiddishe gas” (Yiddish: די ייִדדישע גאַס ), or “The Jewish street”. Many European and Middle Eastern cities once had a historical Jewish quarter and some still have it.

Jewish ghettos in Europe existed because Jews were viewed as alien due to being a cultural minority and due to their non-Christian beliefs in a Renaissance Christian environment. As a result, Jews were placed under strict regulations throughout many European cities. The character of ghettos has varied through times. In some cases, the ghetto was a Jewish quarter with a relatively affluent population (for instance the Jewish ghetto in Venice). In other cases, ghettos were places of terrible poverty and during periods of population growth, ghettos (as that of Rome), had narrow streets and tall, crowded houses. Residents had their own justice system.

Around the ghetto stood walls that, during pogroms, were closed from inside to protect the community, but from the outside during Christmas, Pesach, and Easter Week to prevent the Jews from leaving during those times. Starting in the early second millennium Jews became an asset for rulers who regarded them as a reliable and steady source of taxes and fees. They often went through great lengths to have them settle in their realm, offering protected settlements and endowing them with special “privileges”. A first such ghetto was documented by bishop Rüdiger Huzmann of Speyer in 1084.

As history states, Israel is now merely repaying the Palestinians for what was done to its people hundreds of years ago.

As it was evident since 1084, the Israeli’s have money, and that is what makes the world go round.

Why Israel, why?

The pictures of the atrocities of the Holocaust (Black&White) compared with the current atrocities of the Isareli’s against the Palestinians.

[Warning: Not for the faint of heart, contains disturbing scenes]

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