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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

When 'Palestinians' die and no one cares

Moadim l'Simcha, a happy holiday to all of you. I know that it's been a while since I posted on this blog - finding the time to sit down and write more than 140 characters has been difficult recently because of work. But it's been quiet today and I thought I would post something.

When does no one care if 'Palestinians' die? When they are killed by other 'Palestinians.' I've been saying that for years, but now, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has said the same thing - to Russian Middle East envoy Nikolay Mladenov.
According to the statement, Liberman protested that the UN is ignoring a number of killings and executions that have happened in recent days among the Palestinians in the Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp in Lebanon, as well as in Gaza.

“The international community’s ignoring dozens of dead and wounded shows again the hypocrisy and the double standard that the world employs by ignoring these grave incidents, while on the other hand condemning Israel’s justified actions against terrorism,” he said.

Liberman, according to the statement, expects that the issue of intra-Palestinian killings will be raised at the next meeting of the UN Security Council.
Who does he think will raise it? Does anyone really care?
Mladenov’s office issued a “no comment” when asked about the phone call.
On Saturday, Mladenov issued a statement saying that he was “deeply concerned” by growing tensions in Gaza.

He said that over the past decade the Palestinians in Gaza “have lived through four conflicts, with no freedom, unprecedented Israeli restrictions, a dire humanitarian crisis, high unemployment, an ongoing electricity crisis and the lack of political perspective.”

Mladenov called on all Palestinian factions to allow the Palestinian Government to assume its responsibility in Gaza. “Gaza is an integral part of the future Palestinian state and no efforts should be spared to bring about real national reconciliation that ends the division. Leaders have a responsibility to avoid escalation and bridge the growing divide between Gaza and the West Bank that further fragments the Palestinian people.”
'Unprecedented Israeli restrictions'? Really? That would be news to East Germans, Hungarians, Czechoslovaks and ordinary Russians.

And which 'Palestinian Government' does Mladenov expect to function in Russia? The one that is in the 12th year of its four-year term? Or the Hamas 'government' which throws its opponents off building roofs?

No, the world doesn't care when 'Palestinians' or other Arabs die - so long as Israel is not involved. That double standard is anti-Semitism - pure and simple.

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At 11:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not so sure that it's anti-Semitism in EVERY case. The "traditional" Western Left is still programmed with the Cold War anti-Americanism/anti-Zionism. It's knee-jerk. In the post-Cold War era, I think it's morphed to a sort of "p*ssing on Daddy's shoe" motive.

(At times I'd like to be a fly on the wall of IF Stone's coffin, to see what he really thinks about this-or-that development.)

At 12:32 AM, Blogger Empress Trudy said...

Well yes that's axiomatic. No Jews No News. But I would extend that line even further, no one cares or worries about dead Arabs unless and until a non-conventional weapon is used. Sarin gas is a terrible thing but they're no more dead than the half million or so torn to pieces by bullets and bombs, axes, burning, gang rape and so forth. Either you don't tolerate atrocities or you do. There's no middle ground here. So if people want to march around screaming about chemical weapons, let's be clear you're in for a penny in a for a pound.

At 1:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

B'tselem thinks it's fine for Palis who sell land to Jews to be murdered by other Palis.

Therefore, is it anti-Semitic for me to wish for the disemboweling of all members of B'Tselem with chainsaws?

At 4:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trudy ... isn't it amazing how many people are so willfully ignorant of what Martin Niemöller said?


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