Supposed peace activists find solace in verbally condemning the settlement movement and the harsh conditions that emanate from occupation. Yet most aren't doing anything to actively stop it, and when moral fiber is truly urgent, as was the case during the Lebanon war or the continuing debilitating sanctions and bombardment on the Palestinian people, they remain silent. Condemnation after a war isn't moral reflection, it's cowardice. There is no difference between hawkish and dovish policy in Israel, only a divergence in the approach to implement it. Those on the "far left," who are the brink of being classified as "self-hating Jews," including self-styled humanitarians such as Meretz MK Yossi Beilin, only serve to massage their own egos and consciences by portraying an image that they are fighting for peace. In reality, these people assign themselves to the same racist and exclusivist ideology that came into form long before the creation of the state of Israel.
As I began reading this I wondered if I had a full-blown encounter here with a psychotic or with a psychopath. I wondered if the writer would explain just how far left of dead a Jew has to be to qualify as a Leftist in good standing. Then I found out I was reading, not a typical Leftist lunatic but a typical Palestinian hate-monger. These people are not simply insane, they're armed and struggling agianst all restraints to commit murder en masse. There is a time and a place for that, and we who are civilized refer to it as the battle field. Our enemies refer to it as the office or the school or the theatre or the subway train or the airport counter or just wherever one happens to be at the time.
Remi Kanazi: Professional/Personal Overview Remi Kanazi is a Palestinian-American freelance writer living in NYC. His focus is Middle East politics - specifically Palestinian/Israeli politics. Mr. Kanazi's work has been published in the Palestinian territories, Israel, and America as well as in online magazines around the world.
Well, the lines are becoming increasingly clear, and the time is coming nearer daily when we'll find out who rules and who sucks. Meanwhile, we write, we meet, we talk. Sit with us. Don't end up Left for Dead.