Sunday, February 25, 2007

Child of Israel

Speaking of kids and war, I'm sure everyone remembers these images of Israeli children signing the bombs that would be used to kill Lebanese children during their latest 33-day conflict. The whole Israel thing is a touchy subject, but one that must be addressed, so I'm going to spend the next few days trying to address it.

Aside from the obvious evil insanity of encouraging children to sign BOMBS...

It's difficult to have a conversation about Israel because anyone who is critical of Israel is labelled anti-Semitic.The United Nations is the latest organization to fall under the "anti-Semite" banner, having recently confirmed what every human being of conscience already knew: that the Israeli government is imposing a cruel and inhumane apartheid on the people of Palestine.

Israel's crimes are mind boggling in their irony. Having been one of the primary victims of one of the most evil regimes in human history, they have become a mirror image of that which they claim to despise.
Though I would like to clarify up front that Israel and Judaism are not the same thing. Israel is a nation and Judaism is a religion. Criticism of the nation of Israel does not equal criticism of Judaism or Jews.


sinincincinnati said...

The way Israel came into existence doomed it to strife for generations. 1948 wasn't that long ago. Britain was no help. When governments get into the real estate business there will be trouble. Witness the Banks here in Sinincincinnati.
The existence of a lot of Jews living peacefully in Palestine should never have been the cause of strife between religions. Look at the Plum Street Temple to see how recently Jews admired the architecture of Islam.
Individuals tend to make peace. Governments tend to make war.

Heather Annastasia said...

I agree!

Governments make war.

Israel could still make peace.

It will have to make peace if it wants to survive as a nation.