Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Gaza from the sky (Gideon Levy)

There's a lot to the image of Gaza from the skies seen as a Rorschach test in the article I introduce here. As in my previous post, the point is the inability of Israeli decision makers to understand the reality they think they are facing. Consequently they are fighting a myth.

Gideon Levy is a great Israeli journalist, even if he doesn't always attract the sympathy of his compatriots (check out comments to his columns to understand the level of hatred around).

Israel is starting to talk about a truce and the US administration has started stating that 'this time' we hope Hamas will have learned its lesson. Well, certainly, o great leaders, we can only expect that after 400 dead or whatever it ends up being, the Palestinians will feel a surge of peaceful sentiment for the occupation forces. If that doesn't work, let's kill another round and see if that does the trick.

In the meantime, click here to read Levy's last article "IAF, bullies of the clear blue skies" in Haaretz.

Continue to hope and/or pray for peace, not forgetting that there are also victims or this current conflict in Sderot and Ashkalon. Each death is pain unfathomable to one family. Each one a tremendous waste. Each one a holocaust of one--a sacrifice to human stupidity.


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