Beyond Prejudice, Lies and Manipulations: The Truth about Israel

(Tablet) Pilar Rahola - Why don't we see demonstrations in London, Paris, and Barcelona against Islamic dictatorships? Why has there been no leadership in support of the victims of Islamic dictatorship in Sudan? Why is there never any outrage against the acts of terrorism committed against Israel? Why confuse support of the Palestinian cause with the defense of Palestinian terrorism? In every pro-Palestinian European forum they are never concerned with freedom for the people of Syria or Yemen or Iran or Sudan. They are never preoccupied when Hamas destroys freedom for the Palestinians. They are only concerned with using the concept of Palestinian freedom as a weapon against Israeli freedom. In my native city of Barcelona, the city council decided to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the creation of the State of Israel by having a week of solidarity with the Palestinian people. Spanish President Zapatero places the blame on Israel for the conflict in the Middle East. Yet Spain has suffered the worst terrorist attack in Europe and it is in the crosshairs of every Islamic terrorist organization. I am not Jewish. Ideologically I am left and by profession a journalist. Why am I not anti-Israeli like my colleagues? Because as a non-Jew I have the historical responsibility to fight against Jewish hatred and currently against the hatred for their historic homeland, Israel. To fight against anti-Semitism is not the duty of the Jews, it is the duty of the non-Jews. The writer is a Spanish journalist, writer, and former member of parliament.

2010-02-19 09:08:47

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