Hagada Hasmalit

a critical review of israeli culture and society

Posted by רני On November - 12 - 2009 0 Comment

Shortly after the UN Commission on Human Rights adopted the Goldstone Report, the Israeli Ambassadress to the United Nations launched a whining bout of emotional blackmail against the commission: “Israel is the only state in the world which is being discriminated against by the commission and criticized more than any other state in the world!” she complained.
Her Excellency the Ambassadress should be reminded of what actually makes Israel so globally unique:
- Israel is the only state in the world that was founded on a United Nations resolution.
However, whereas the said resolution ruled the establishment of two states – a Jewish one and a Palestinian one – it was immediately breached by Israel which took over most of the territory designated for the Arab state.
- Israel is the only state in the world established during the 20th century on the ruins of an indigenous people, expelling two thirds of it out of its land, turning them into refugees and denying their return in direct contradiction to a UN resolution on this matter.
- Israel is the only state in the world that defined the remains of the indigenous population whose territory it had settled as “foreigners” and subjected them to its peculiar immigration laws as if they had just landed in the state from far and beyond.
- Israel is the only state in the world that has managed to annul a fully justified UN resolution defining Zionism as racism.
- Israel is the only state in the world that invented a nation which can only be joined through a religious conversion.
- Israel today is the only state in the world sustaining an Apartheid regime which discriminates against its own non-Jewish citizens through a comprehensive, legislative apparatus that includes property, nationality and security laws and regulations.
- Israel is in fact the only apparition in the “developed” world of an army that owns a state, whose commanders blatantly interfere with every attempt to end the conflict that might jeopardize the smooth run of their gravy train.
- Israel is the only state in the world that, instead of adhering to a humane code of conduct during its self-initiated wars, tries to convince the world that it deserves special, different and more convenient rules of war, rules that will not define the killing of non-Jews as a crime.
And so, while the Israeli ambassadress to the United Nations tries to present herself and her masters as the legendary Little Dutch Boy who tries to stop the flood by sticking his little finger into the hole in the dam, indeed the only finger Israel can offer the world as a solution to unsolved issues is a stick of dynamite.
(Eli Aminov is a peace activist living in Jerusalem and is a member of the Committee for a Secular and Democratic State).

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  1. Ben says:

    Well said. Israel should be treated like any other state. War crime is war crime and nobody should be immune from the consequences.

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