Israel's Foreign Ministry ordered to 'reassess' EU involvement with Palestinians after decision to label West Bank goods; 'decision is almost completely devoid of any real significance,' official says.23:15 29.11.15 | 10 comments
Many years ago, a Dry Bones comic strip showed two children shouting vile epitaths at each other. Their mother walked in and chastised them for hurling such abuse at one another...after which, the children responded that they weren't being mean to each other, only just playing "Knesset". Here's the problem, the use of vile epitaths and coarsening of the debate, have been extended to the public at large. The abuse comes from both the Left and the Right. We saw this when Sharon pulled out of Gaza, and was called everything from Hitler, to Haman, to Pharoh. The same has been seen by the likes of Gideon Levy who's shrill voice over Cast Lead provided a mirror image of such abuse. And these sorts of comments come from people who are Jews and Zion (yes, on both sides of the political divide). When you throw into the pot a wide list of Israel and Jew haters the ability to hold a rational and deliberate discussion on Israel's actions and goals becomes exceedingly difficult.