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Monday, May 14, 2018

TRUMP'S FINEST HOUR


For more than three generations, the Israeli government has been holding more than one million Palestinians captive while pretending to be searching for an acceptable “two state” solution.   Ignoring United Nations directives, Israel has steadily been absorbing, dividing, walling off, and otherwise undermining the Palestinians.  Today, with the opening of the United States embassy in Jerusalem, the long charade has come to an end.  To celebrate their victory, the Israeli army has killed three score Palestinians and wounded an additional two thousand.  It is only appropriate that the celebration should be graced by the President’s son-in-law.

This is not my country.

3 comments:

s. wallerstein said...

As a Jew, I want to express my complete indignation regarding Israel's killing of Palestinian demonstrators.

I was raised to be proud to be Jewish, to think of Jews as the people of Spinoza, Marx, Freud and Einstein, not the murderers of unarmed protest marchers.

I once identified with Jews and even with Israel, but I'll try not to do so in the future.

If I could resign from being Jewish, I would today.





howard b said...

Dear S. Wallerstein:

I am a Jew too, perhaps in ways you can't imagine. The Prophets harangued Israel out of outrage but out of love. There is an easy armchair bourgeois form of radicalism and then there is the in the thick of the battle kind of radicalism. There are activist groups such as Peace Now and the New Israel Fund who try to save Palestinians and Jews at once. with great courage and conviction.
Believe it or not the Israelis are made from the same clay, or if you prefer, chromosomes, as are you and me and the other readers of Professor Wolff's blog.
I do not think it should be a crime to be a Jew or an Israeli, and I am prepared to oppose and resist Israel's oppression of the Palestinians at considerable cost.
But I'm not going to throw Israel off the bus of humanity or under the bus of history.
You tell me why they don't deserve to live as free men or at all, just as you and I do, and as I hope the Palestinians will too?

Fadi Abu Deeb said...

Dear Dr. Wolff,

I am happy to read your blog and to see some reasonable stuff in a time of madness and lack of plain reason which is hovering over this planet. Day after day it is becoming harder and more difficult to lead a reasonable conversation in politics and/or simple morality.

P.s. I am enjoying your lecture on Critique of Pure Reason- a thing that gives me a sweet break from illogical "logic" and crazy discourses.