And then, this one.
The second one came from a site called Waging Non-Violence. Sigh. Whining about "apartheid"* --as if that were a bad thing-- and "colonization." I guess they'd expect Palestine to turn into yet another stable and prosperous Arab country like...Egypt? Libya? Syria? Iraq?
Good fences may not always make good neighbors, but sometimes "apartheid" protects you from neighbors who'd happily eat your children's liver for lunch.
Just back from Spain, B was reflecting on his visit to one of the old Moorish style synagogues in Segovia. Since the 1492 expulsions, when the Native People there did some ethnic cleansing, there have been few Jews in the country. Currently, about 50,000 in a country of 47 million. (And a million Muslims, all of recent arrival under EuroUnion's enlightened suicide program.)
There was no anti-Jewish sentiment that he could pick up, --not enough of them around to hate?--but, along with the rest of Europe, a hatred for Israel. Given the Spaniards' 800 year history with Arab Muslims, this baffles me. But I guess they want to belong to the EuroClub. Knock yourselves out.
*Speaking of apartheid, an evil site I read has post entitled Breivik's Norway and this opening line:
In this issue, we try to fathom the motives of an ethno-nationalist terrorist and political mass-murderer. And when we’re done talking about Nelson Mandela, we’ll discuss Anders Breivik.Heh.