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Friday, September 23, 2005

The inhumane occupation

"Another paediatrician and another baker got a bullet in the face from a paratroopers unit. All day we search houses and kill children."

The "Wild West" of Israel's occupation is detailed in a compelling report published in mass circulation paper, Yediot Ahronot.

The occupation has corrupted untold numbers of Israeli men and women and dehumanised generations of Palestinians.


Blogger Andjam said...

Does this mean you regard generations of Palestinians as sub-human, Ant?

Gosh, and I thought I was a RWDB.

Friday, September 23, 2005 11:07:00 pm  
Blogger Antony Loewenstein said...

Er, no. But thanks for checking.

Friday, September 23, 2005 11:35:00 pm  
Blogger leftvegdrunk said...

Dehumanised means sub-human? That's a very long bow.

Saturday, September 24, 2005 7:05:00 am  
Blogger Andjam said...

Call me Odysseus.

Anyone know why the two words have different meanings? Is there a linguistics professor in the house?

Sunday, September 25, 2005 1:06:00 am  
Blogger Glenn Condell said...

The post is about Israeli soldiers forced to perform acts of evil for their state and how this has corrupted their basic humanity. I would add the not insignificant role the occupation has played in disabling the moral compasses of millions of Jews in the diaspora as well.

Ant also referred to the dehumanising effect on the victims of occupation. This is an utterly innocuous statement.

Andjam, if you wish to derail the thread into hair splitting semantic territory that's safer for you, you can do so on your own.

Amazing how often Israel apologists use this tactic - rushing off into minutiae when in danger from generalities, and zooming back to the general when the details pose questions you can't answer. Is there some talking point central for you guys with tips and techniques?

Monday, September 26, 2005 2:10:00 pm  
Blogger leftvegdrunk said...

Pathetic, andjam. No wonder you don't bother writing in your own blog very often. Oh well, you can only try I suppose.

Glenn, the talking point central is LGF I believe.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 7:41:00 pm  
Blogger duncang said...

An unpleasant experience, I saw footage of a few israeli soldiers detain a group of palistinian children who had been throwing rocks at them.

One by one the soldiers held the crying children's arms over two rocks and broke them with a rifle but.

I think of this whenever I hear israeli's whineing about the holocaust or how fed up they are with the palistinians.

I saw an image of terrified palistinian musicians forced to play at a checkpoint for laughing israeli soldiers, made my blood run cold, all they needed was swastica's on their arms and I would have thought I was looking at WW2 material.

Dont they see they're no different in their behaviour than the reviled nazi's?

Wednesday, September 28, 2005 3:56:00 am  

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