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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Of course the Left blames Israel

I've run a number of posts over the last few days in which I pointed out the precarious situation of Christians in the Middle East. There are some people out there who actually think this is Israel's fault. Take, for example, Juan Cole (Hat Tip: Legal Insurrection). Cole posted this video from al-Jazeera.

Let's go to the videotape.

Israel is not stopping anyone from visiting Bethlehem. We are stopping terrorists from entering Israel from Bethlehem and other places across Judea and Samaria. What stops people from visiting Bethlehem is fear of Muslim terrorists.

As to the hotel stays, where would you rather stay? Hint: All the foreign correspondents who bash Israel live in Israel and not in the 'Palestinian' cities and towns.

But don't try to tell Cole that. In his uber-Leftist view, Israel can do no right and the 'Palestinians' can do no wrong.


At 2:20 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

And the Mennonite cleric to whom Cole linked his video doesn't mention the severe disabilities under which Christians labor in the PA and Hamas ruled areas not to mention the widespread persecution of Christians throughout the Arabic-speaking Middle East. Nor is there mention of the fact the one country in the Middle East where the Christian population is growing at all is Israel.

But don't look for those who hate the Jews and Israel to be inconvenienced by the facts.

At 2:42 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Carl, Juan Cole is a muslim convert professor at U Michigan in Ann Arbor. Others have fisked his 'articles' in exquisite depth.

I'd suggest that for sanity's sake, that you simply ignore the good professor's writings. He is obviously under the influence of his belief system, and not merely a misguided leftist professor.

Have a look at his RateMyProfessor entry. Some of the comments are quite telling. Notice that there is quite a bit of astroturfing going on there. Cole has been accused of astroturfing among other things by Michael Totten. Others have attempted to find the appropriate description for his actions and stances.

Cole is not someone you should point to as a typical lefty prof. No, he is far to the left of typical lefty profs, thinking most lefty profs are part of the vast right wing conspiracy, funded by the CIA, whatever.

Cole is a muslim, an apologist for islamic extremism, blaming everything everywhere in the arab world upon Israel, Israel's creation. Martin Kramer has blogged about Cole many times, fisking his writing and antics.

Cole is an atypical example lefty prof.


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