Sunday, May 08, 2011

To End The Blockade Tomorrow: Renounce Terror.

'Hamas is everything that self-professed liberals should be "prejudiced" toward: obscurantist, misogynistic, anti-Semitic, warlike and rejectionist. It calls for the death of homosexuals and bans dancing. Its charter beckons Muslims to hunt down Jews from "behind rocks and trees," claims that Muslims "have no escape from raising the banner of Jihad" and, in a prescient use of the rhetoric that has since united the radical Western left and the reactionary Islamic right, accused Jews of "Nazism." It picks fights with Israel that result in the needless deaths of Palestinian civilians. It could end the blockade in Gaza tomorrow if it wanted to, simply by laying down arms, renouncing terrorism and accepting Israel's right to exist - but no amount of Palestinian suffering will ever cause it to do so.'

- James Kirchick, in Haaretz.

I'm not sure the Hamas-Fatah pact is as portentious of ill tidings as he makes out. I think it's also more than reasonable to harbour doubts that it will last any longer than the previous peace pacts Hamas has signed with Fatah. There sure are a lot of useful eejits, mind.


Blogger Rebecca said...

Useful idiots indeed. US Boat to Gaza West is putting on a fundraiser later this month - a concert by Gilad Atzmon! (See

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