Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Shtuyot

Carlo Strenger's op-ed says it all. Settlers comparing themselves to Rosa Parks? Talk about the twisted prism of the Middle East. I can empathize with the original writer that being forcibly displaced from historically Jewish land is difficult in the physical and spiritual senses alike, but that's a far cry from Rosa Parks. Strenger's treatment of this ridiculous op-ed is surprisingly fair. The original op-ed itself just illustrates the depth of the Israeli right's psychosis of self-victimization. It's a far cry from the roots of Zionism, which do not emphasize victimhood but rather pragmatic and practical action.

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