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Friday, July 25, 2014

British columnist: What if a Hamas rocket downed a British Airways plane?

Finally, a British columnist other than Melanie Phillips and Robin Shepherd (and probably a couple of others I'm forgetting) who gets it. Meet Richard Littlejohn of the Daily Mail.
Explain the difference.

Paramilitaries fire a missile which brings down a civilian airliner over Ukraine.

They are widely condemned as murderous gangsters and war criminals who must be hunted down and brought to justice.

Another ruthless gang of paramilitaries fire missiles at a civilian airport in Israel.

They are hailed as heroic ‘resistance fighters’ and receive widespread support in the West.

Let’s just imagine, for a moment, that a rocket fired from Gaza had hit a plane coming in to land at Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv.

What if a British Airways jet had been brought down over Israel, with a similar loss of life to the 298 people who perished on Malaysian flight MH17?

Would it still be considered appropriate to hold yet another march through London this weekend, waving banners proclaiming ‘We are all Hamas now’?

Look, let me make one thing absolutely clear: what’s happening in Gaza is a terrible tragedy, especially the deaths of non-combatants. No one with a shred of humanity can fail to be disturbed by the plight of innocent children caught in the crossfire.

No, what depresses me is the one-sided apportioning of blame, the idea that Israel is the ‘aggressor’ in this conflict.
Read the whole thing.

Shabbat Shalom everyone. 

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At 9:08 PM, Blogger Empress Trudy said...

What makes you think they wouldn't also be hailed as heroes by the BBC?

At 9:10 PM, Blogger Lois Koenig said...

Could the Brits actually be getting it? I called a friend in Londonistan who is not Jewish that has been a friend since right after WWII the other night. I got her name from a magazine at school as a pen pal. Her Mum of blessed memory used to call us her twins seperated by an ocean at birth, as our birthdays are a day apart. I have stayed with them so often, and they had seperate dished for me, and had the proper fresh fish, etc. as they knew we oberved Kashrut. One of their sons came here right after 9/11. I asked him NOT to go into the city, but he did...when he came back, he was weeping on my shoulder. We are like family. When I spoke to her, she was totsally for Israel, as is her husband and kids. If every Brit was like them, it would be a better world! Her daughter has been my friend on FaceBook for ages, and now one of her sons is. Would that every Brit was like them!


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