To speak of proportionality is not to call, as at least one silverback columnist has claimed, for “more dead Jews”.One can mourn loss of life on both sides without condoning further bloodshed.Their bodies could not be identified because their parents, according to Sharif Abdel Kouddous, a journalist for the magazine, were already dead.Israel’s continuing assault on Gaza has claimed hundreds of Palestinian lives and has created 81,000 refugees.If you are unhappy with the way Flash Player is functioning on your computer, please try switching to the HTML-5 site version by pressing on the "rocker".However, please keep in mind that the HTML-5 site version has substantially limited features (non-optimal video quality possibility of delayed streaming).And it is not anti-Semitic to say that this so-called war is one in which only one side actually has an army.It is not hate speech to reiterate the wild disparity in casualties.
The moral basis for Israel’s persecution of the Palestinian people is eroding fast.
This is a conflict in which no one wants to edge towards saying the word “genocide”, because in this context that is a term so loaded that what’s left of reasoned debate staggers and falls to its knees. They should go, as should the physical homes in which they raised the snakes.
Comparisons to the Holocaust are crass – except when it is Israeli politicians who make them, as the economy minister Naftali Bennett did on CNN, accusing Hamas of “conducting mass self-genocide”. Binyamin Netanyahu’s ministers tell the world that families in Gaza that remain in their homes have nobody but themselves to blame when they are massacred. Otherwise, more little snakes will be raised there.” This sort of hate speech is not just disturbing – it is disturbed.
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