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Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Pete Seeger does the right thing

Good to see that Pete Seeger, who back in the day could be relied upon to take the side of the weak against the strong, has expressed regret for supporting an event sponsored by the Jewish National Fund (bankrollers of Zionist terror and ethnic cleansing). He has instead joined the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement: and not before time.

Apparently it was the Israeli government's recent attempts at the ethnic cleansing of Bedouin from the Negev which changed his mind.

The ever-irrelevant CifWatch (inventing anti-semitism behind every bush) are very funny on that Harriet Sherwood article. They hate it, of course, but you have to love anyone who can write this:

Someone who trots out slogans such as ‘Judaisation of the Negev’ clearly has a whole crate of axes to grind seeing as the Negev lies undisputedly within Israeli territory

And there was I almost believing all that hasbara that non-Jews in the "democracy" of Israel had rights. But no, the Negev is in Israel, and the removal from it of all non-Jews is fine by Cifwatch. What a despicable bunch they are.

Ignorant too:

An even more revealing indictment of Sherwood’s clear bias and employment of events at Al Arakib as a means of attacking Israel’s legitimacy is the fact that this week also saw violent clashes at Havat Gilad when representatives of the Civil Authority and police arrived there to destroy illegally built constructions on exactly the same legal basis as the demolitions at Al Arakib. The difference is, of course, that the residents of Havat Gilad are Jewish (and ‘settlers’ too) and so Harriet Sherwood is nowhere on the horizon and the Guardian will not be commissioning an article from Neve Gordon or any other members of its stable of ‘tame’ Israelis.

The difference, of course, as anyone not living in Zionist la-la land could explain to them, is that al-Arakib is in the supposedly non-apartheid democracy Israel. Havat Gilad is not. The "settlers" are there illegally and the Israeli government is merely, for once, abiding by international law. I suppose it would have been good if the Guardian had sent someone to cover the Havat Gilad demolitions as an example of some good news coming out of Occupied Palestine instead of the usual tales of woe, but somehow I don't think that's what the racist idiots at Cifwatch had in mind. But hey, let's celebrate, right here, right now, the Israelis doing something to curb its exporting of terrorism to neighbouring countries. More demolitions of illegal settlements in the OT please. But if you could see your way to allowing non-Jews to own property in Israel in the same way Jews do, that would be even better. Thanks.

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