Commenting on yesterday’s post, Carol beautifully illustrated how I feel about the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.
The intelligentsia of this world write their little articles about how shameful Israel is in mistreating the downtrodden Palestinian. In their eyes, the poor Palestinian is the Noble Savage of a bygone era.
What they choose not to see is the violence against the weak, the honor killings, the child abuse, the lack of respect for the sanctity of life.
When I see Israel pilloried by the high-browed, holier-than-thou press, I want to scream and rant and rave. Just once, I wouldÂ like Israel’s criticsÂ to live where I have lived and watchÂ the rescue teamsÂ pull the bodies out of the mangled wreckage of a bus bombing. I want them to talk to the Israeli soldiers who speak of the unimaginable horror of what they have been through.
The problem is that the effete liberals of the West HAVE been there and refuse to see.
In his last words, an old man stood before Israel and offered them a choice between death and life. The conflict between Israel and the Arab world offers us the same choice.