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(Israeli) Leftists, Don't You Have Any Compassion?
By Shimon Cohen
Aug 26, 2013 - 12:50:02 AM

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A hasty glance at the news pages succeeds in terrifying even anyone whose stomach isn't so sensitive.

Almost every day scores of Egyptians are slaughtered beyond our southern border, in what looks like a sorry attempt to conceal the governmental massacres that take place beyond our northern border under the rule of the doctor, the dictator from Damascus.

In the name of Islamic extremism, 25 bound Egyptian policemen were slaughtered, and to remove any doubt that their souls would arrive at their destination, the coup de grace was delivered, too. This event came on the heels of the killing of 28 prisoners who tried to escape from the Egyptian prison, as they held a policeman hostage; and who even remembers that last Saturday during the confrontations (what a delicate and politically correct expression, confrontations) more than two hundred and seventy people were killed.

Before I continue with the list of killing and blood that is washing over our southern neighbor, I want to stop and ask our brothers, the bearers of the vision of the Palestinian state: Tell me, don't you have any compassion? You want to inflict a Palestinian state on the Arabs of this land? What do they lack? You know very well that religious fanaticism that stops at nothing hides behind the suits and ties of the Palestinian partners.

If you need proof, you can close your eyes and recall the reports from the Palestinian hospitals which Hamas people entered and pulled the plug on Fatah supporters. You can also recall the fourteenth floor, from which Abu Mazen's supporters were thrown to their death, and if this is really a burning issue for you, you can find recorded reminders on YouTube of executions in the city squares, and these, you'll recall, are their brothers.

By the way, if you want additional proof of the level of burning love between the different parts of the Palestinian Authority, you can find it in the bureau of the rais Abu Mazen, if he were offered to take a vacation on one of the Gaza hotels. For years this man has taken pains to see Gaza only on his television screen. This is the same Abu Mazen who hugged and kissed the Gazan bearded guy, a scion of the Haniya family, who, too, takes care to appear in the best European wardrobes. It's a bit unpleasant for me, but I have to return to what I wrote here a year ago - I wrack my brains, but I don't succeed in finding the connection between the Israeli left and human rights. As long as that left spoke in economic terms, you could hear from it a position that was concerned for the rights of the downtrodden laborer and worker, at least there was something we could argue about. But from the moment that its representatives adhered, with inexplicable fervor, to the vision that tramples on human rights, the vision of two states, I stopped understanding them.

There's no doubt about it, the campaign managers of the left did excellent work, as they succeeded in the past thirty years in labeling those with delusions of the Palestinian state as aficionados of human rights, and as those who are concerned about the welfare of the Arab villager, whose only aspiration is to harvest his olives. But when the propaganda is neutralized, you reach the necessary conclusion: a Palestinian state - if, Heaven forbid, one were to be established - would be with every trampling underfoot of and attack on human rights, and we still haven't spoken of the rights of children who go to work at the age of 8, as part of normal life; and we haven't spoken of the rights of women, whose voice could not be heard on the Palestinian street; or the rights of religious minorities, that are obliterated and crushed by the official representatives of Palestinian law (and for anyone who has any doubts, I recommend walking about in Bethlehem and talking with its few remaining Christian old people); nor of the rights of the disabled and incapacitated who are distanced from Palestinian society, as part of their faith (one of my friends, a fighter in a unit that infiltrates into Arab villages, did not know Arabic, and in order to avoid conversation with Arabs among whom he was situated, he disguised himself as disabled. None of the local Arabs came near him or tried to strike up a conversation with him). Then how does it happen that the Israeli left succeeds in masquerading as the champions of human rights? Sorry, I don't have any answers. Just don't mumble again the mantra of the left, "We aren't the one who will decide what's best for them." For you wouldn't say that to those who were slaughtered in Sinai or to those murdered in Damascus, right? So then don't say this about those who will be massacred in the future in Kalkilia and Ramallah if, Heaven forbid, your delusional and dangerous vision were to be realized (dangerous to them, to your partners, and this is even before we speak about the danger to us).

Shimon Cohen

  • First published August 22, 2013 in Arutz 7, Israel National News in Hebrew and translated into English by Women in Green

Article courtesy of Yehudit Katsover and Nadia Matar

Women For Israel's Tomorrow (Women in Green)
http://www.womeningreen.org
POB 7352, Jerusalem 91072, Israel
Email: wfit2@womeningreen.org

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