Of Netanyahu’s lies and spineless politicians

31/3/10

How could America be so divided on so many issues, yet so united on the “cause of Israel”?As I listened to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu address an animated crowd of supporters on March 22, I felt physically sick. The man has already displayed time and again a complete lack of moral sense or ethical framework in his words and actions. In his recent arguments, he once again twisted history, manipulated facts and fabricated his own selective, self-interested and highly questionable narrative. Netanyahu, a colonialist from a faraway land, also had the audacity to convince himself and a few others that he had legal, moral and historic rights over my land. While I am the son of a Palestinian family rooted in Palestine from time immemorial, Netanyahu is the son of an immigrant from Lithuania. While he giddily robs more Palestinian land in Jerusalem, I live in exile. Netanyahu was addressing the annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

See: http://arabnews.com/opinion/columns/article37119.ece; Behind American pressure on Israel’ Hasan Abu Nimah; 31/3/10; http://www.jordantimes.com/?news=25310  U.S. seeks 4-month E. J’lem building freeze in exchange for direct talks; Barak Ravid; 31/3/10; http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1160105.html; http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1160113.html