Discussion in 'Israel and Palestine' started by Jos, Jun 3, 2012.
Israel is new South Africa as boycott calls increase - News - Music - The Independent
Madonna is a Zionist.
Meanwhile in the "peaceful" and "freedom-loving" Muslim World:
(CBS/AP) Lady Gaga's tour is continuing after she was forced to cancel her sold-out show in Indonesia following threats by Islamic hard-liners, who called her a "devil worshipper."
Earlier, the singer apologized on Twitter for having to cancel her concert in Jakarta, saying, "I'm so very sorry to the fans & just as devastated as you if not more. You are everything to me."
The Islamic Defenders Front said Lady Gaga's sexy clothes and provocative dance moves would corrupt youth in Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country.
Thought you might be interested in this, from chapter six of Berman's "Terror and Liberalism:"
1. Whatever declension of tropes were offered, they centered on some definition of Zionism that presented it as other than a program of national self-determination for Jews.
a. Zionism is racism, and held up in comparison with the white Republic of South Africa, both practitioners of apartheid. For this one, one must overlook the non-European Jews, and pretend that Israels European Jews were colonial settlers rather than refugees.
b. Yet, this trope fails to explain suicide terror in the trope, as even the worst white racism in South Africa, resistance never slipped into this lowest level of nihilism.
2. It became necessary, then, to move to an angrier trope: Israel, a Nazi entity, so devoted to evil that suicide murder becomes an understandable reaction. Of course, one must overlook the fact that Arab nationalism favored Nazism well into the 60s.
a. It was even more difficult to see the Israelis as Nazis given the relatively civilized military tactics of house-to-house fighting, in Jenin in 2002, for example, which cost 23 Israeli lives, vs. 52 Palestinians. (Second Intifada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia).
Certainly not a Russian-style Grozny battle. The 19992000 battle of Grozny was the siege and assault of the Chechen capital Grozny by Russian forces, lasting from late 1999 to early 2000. The siege and fighting left the capital devastated. In 2003 the United Nations called Grozny the most destroyed city on Earth. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Grozny_(1999–2000)
b. And, with the alacrity of a firehouse dog responding to a bell, there were folks all around the world leaping to conflate Jenin and Auschwitz, and the like. I just tried the terms together and got 17,500 hits on google. How difficult to believe that a rational logic governs the world.
This boycott Israel shit didn't work in the past and it's not going to work now either.
Israel is putting a lot of time and money into countering BDS.
The more they spend the better.
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