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12:25 pm, May 16th, 2018 - 65 comments
Categories: International, israel, political education, Politics, the praiseworthy and the pitiful - Tags: gaza, israel, US Democrats
Nancy Pelosi, the Leader of the Democratic Party in “the House of Representatives” thunks that
What should have been a beautiful and joyous commemoration of Israel’s 70th anniversary was marred by bloodshed
and follows that up by saying
Israel has a right to defend its borders, and Hamas’ encouragement of Palestinian border-crossing is deeply irresponsible and dangerous.
Now, I’m not sure whether she reckons people in Gaza should have been out partying as part of a “beautiful and joyous commemoration” and just forgetting all about their own past, or what the hell is going on in her head.
Meanwhile, her off-sider, the Democratic Whip in “the House”, Steny Hoyer thunks that
Hamas has undertaken to use, to continue to use violence, to continue to use the threat of … going into Israel, and continue to use human shields — all of which is unfortunate. And Israel is in a very difficult situation, when probably large numbers of people want to enter Israel from a place that has been threatening Israel for some years now.
This can’t be stated often enough, Hamas might endorse the current protests in Gaza, but it didn’t organise them. And the men, women and children being shot up by Israeli soldiers are not being targeted because they are members of Hamas, but just because they are there…pressed up against their prison wall.
There’s also a whole lot of stuff from Hoyer supporting the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem. It’s all in the link provided above.
Meanwhile, there was a veritable who’s who turned up at the embassy’s opening…
Actually, no there wasn’t. It was more a who’s who of “Who?”
According to Al Jazeera, of the 86 countries with diplomatic missions in Israel, less than half confirmed their attendance, and two of them bailed anyway.
The list is through the link, and since Austria attended, and Austria receives no US aid, I think it would be unfair to suggest that any “roping in” off the back of any danglings went on. No. These were the “enlightened few” who do not ascribe to what Dore Gold (Israeli Ambassador to the UN) characterised as the “extreme views” of most European countries.
Did I mention? All attendees received an ornate silver bookmark from the luxury Hazorfim Judaica and silverware chain. On it was engraved: “U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, May 14, 2018.
I guess that’s the same date as will be engraved on the headstones of some 60 dead
children, women and men terrorists and terrorist sympathisers who, in killing themselves, spoiled an otherwise “beautiful and joyous” day.