January 2, 2009
Arab-American paper: Stop ‘Jewish Nazism’
My Google Reader is set up to grab anything from Google News that includes “Jews” and “Los Angeles,” which is how I got to reading an op-ed in the Arab-American newspaper Watan. A real gem of journalism, the piece is titled “World must say ‘No’ to Jewish Nazism before it is too late” and says “Nazi and Israeli political and military leadership are nearly identical.”
The writer’s argument continues thus:
Some Jews have described the slaughter—and people actually believe this treyf?
As good an excuse as any, I guess.
What is happening in Gaza, for the peaceful civilians of Gaza, is a true tragedy. They are the pawns of the Arab world, and right now they are being sacrificed. I don’t agree with Israel’s tactics, and I’d like to see a peaceful resolution, um, immediately.
But firing a rocket—or in Hamas’ case firing thousands of rockets—at your neighbor is an act of war. A response from Israel was warranted. The unclear question is what response?