Friday, April 29, 2005

Izzy-Pal

Jogo writes:
The Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands ought to end.

The Wall ought to come down.

But those goals need to be talked about and worked towards within a vision sort of like this.

Absent such an envisioned and articulated (and shared-by-many) context, to speak merely of "ending" the occupation, or to say that it's "immoral," is to me the height of florking stupidity, I don't care how many Western intellectuals hold to these ideas. I don't understand how anyone with even a dim understanding of realpolitik can talk like that.

People speak as if the conflict between Pal and Izzy were analogous to a bad person having taken something from somebody and he should give it back. Is that ridiculous, or what?


Previous Iz-Pal: Rachel Corrie and Rachel Levy, THE AUT - KEEP UP THE PRESSURE, Hamas and the Pope, Hamas the uber-communitarians, Israel is among the holocaust deniers, Dutch Zionist football hooligans
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