To see what is in front of one's nose needs a constant struggle.
--- George Orwell
Sunday, July 20, 2014
As Flies Are To Wanton Boys, So Are Gazans To Cheering Israeli Spectators---and To Naftali Bennett.
The Guardian on Israelis who sit on hilltops over Gaza and whoop it up when their team scores a hit. Lovely. The Huffington Post UK had this story too, but I haven't seen any American news organizations copy it. Probably too politically incorrect ---or should we more accurately say "Zionistically incorrect"---for American consumption, where the emphasis is on bolstering the idea (and continuing the lie) of "shared values" as the foundation of the US-Israel "special relationship." Israeli Economics Minister Naftali Bennett, whose family hails from San Francisco and who made a good part of his fortune in New York as a software entrepreneur, says the Palestinian Gazans are committing "self genocide," as Jim Fallows at the Atlantic has noted. I wonder what movie Bennett's watching.