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    • Barka
    • 01.10.10 | 03:30 (IST)

    Such slanderous remarks by members of the Italian parliament , renowned for their dignified conduct and flawless restraint with regard to sexist or racist language of any kind, is to be taken very seriously: By 2012, there might be another Hitler occupying Italy. At this point, bombing Italy or Germany in a preemptive strike might be considered disproportionate, though, and only inflame the UN, which would no doubt issue another biased anti-Israel resolution. But without a prompt and sincere apology from the Italian government , diplomatic relations may have to be broken off. Wearing a kippah simply shows solidarity with the victims of the Holocaust at Vad Yahesm. Same with Obama, who often wears one in the White House, during Jewish holidays, out of respect for Judaism. No hidden agenda here either, such as the absurd notion of the president of a super-power bowing to tiny Israel -- except perhaps to counter the common misconception, in Israel and the US, that he is a Muslim, rather than a Christian. Hence the kippah. At any rate, it is surely no more 'treacherous' for Italian politicians to apologize to Israel for something they haven't done, than it is for Israel not to apologize for something they have done, such as kill several Turkish and a Turkish-American citizen en route to break the Gaza blockade. Only an anti-semite like British PM Cameron would call Gaza a 'prison camp'. So what if nobody is allowed to leave Gaza? Israel has a right to defend itself. Remember the Holocaust.

    from the article: Anti-Semitic remarks hurled at Italian parliamentary debate
    First published 16:10 30.09.10 | Last updated 16:10 30.09.10
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