Image: Israel in 2025 [?]
I don't want to always be picking on Israel, but I feel sick to my stomach at what's going on there.
Cruelties (children imprisoned indefinitely without trial);
Crimes (snipers picking off protesters - so reminiscent of the scene in Schindler's list where the German gets out of bed, goes to the window, looks casually out over the prison camp, aims his gun and, just for fun, fells a Jewish prisoner);
Indignities and deprivations (ghettoization, no clean water) perpetrated by a people who have pulled on our sympathy strings to the absolute breaking point.
How do they sleep at night?
A former Jewish boyfriend took me to see Schindler's List, and he will recall that I had to leave the theatre because I couldn't stand to witness the graphic violence on the screen, and couldn't understand why all the other theatre goers could sit there in silence, with eyes glued to the screen.
That movie was a lesson to nobody but me, it seems. Violence is now a given in the movies. People eat it up like apple pie. And Jews now do to Palestinians what was done to them by the gestapo!
My friend went outside with me, where I cried and shook uncontrollably in the car, and he joked to friends later that, because of me, he had to pay twice to see Schindler's List.
All that aside, when Israel's best - and now only? - friends are the insane United States leadership and the fascist, bloodthirsty Saudis, they're currently not looking so good as decent human beings with any kind of legitimate cause. Netanyahu has shown he is an avid evil-doer -- and like attracts like.
The similarities to what was done by Hitler are so blatantly obvious as to boggle the mind. Where is Israel's sense of humanity? Can the apparent absence of it be blamed on Hitler as well?
Remember when they pulled those Jews out of Gaza in 2005? Clearly, it was to ghettoize the Arabs; to contain them so as to have a clear shot at them. And they wonder why Hamas seemed like a saviour!
I'm sorry to have to ask this question, but are Jews punishing Palestinians for having the courage to risk their lives to avoid being erased? Is the guilt of not collectively resisting Hitler still with them? If so, get rid of the guilt, Israel. It makes you mean and cruel.
Nobody should ever have to feel guilt for having failed to act against cruelties inflicted upon themselves and their loved ones - all humans have their frailties; they can be understood and ultimately forgiven.
But recognize that the "self-haters" are not the Jews who speak out against Israeli violence; it's the ones who remain silent.
I feel sad about this whole bizarre situation. All I can do further today is suggest some reading and video material.
Two articles from True Publica:
US blocks UN call to probe Israeli killings of Palestinians
Israel – A Thought
Now here's Norman Finkelstein exhausting himself, trying to help us make sense of this horrendous situation. (Each segment is less than 15 minutes long.)
Norman Finkelstein on Israel's 'Murderous Assault on Nonviolent Protesters' in Gaza
Finkelstein: Where's the Solidarity for Gaza? (2/3)
Will Gaza March End in Israel’s Worst Killings Yet? (3/3)
I didn't want to extend this to Jewish people in general, but I've just now come across another example of Jewish lack of concern for other people's freedom.
BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) is viewed as outright antisemitism. The Catalan people are, quite naturally, supportive of the Palestinian cause, so have not joined Spain in denouncing BDS.
Note: Catalans also identify with Quebec and vice versa.
Spanish Jews, in retaliation against Catalan sympathy for Palestinians, have publicly expressed approval of Spain's refusal to allow freedom for Catalans themselves - to the extent that they even supported the police brutality that took place on voting day:
You can literally feel the seething hatred toward anyone who dares to criticize Israel. It's in no way a reasoned response, but pure ad hominem masking a guilt reaction to the truth of what the so-called Jewish homeland is now projecting to the whole world.
It seems the Spanish Jews think Catalonian freedom is all about them personally, instead of simply that they have a belief that people should be free.
Little do the Spanish Jews seem to know (or care?) that they are living in the midst of Nazi fascists. Times of Israel: Neo-Nazi salutes seen at protest against Catalonia independence
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