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Sunday, January 04, 2009

Eyeless in Gaza?

There are real horrors happening in Gaza. Look at this one (Warning: disturbing)

My friend, Mustafa Akyol also points me to Jeremy Ben-Ami's statement here.

*"Eyeless in Gaza" - Samson's cry, after he was blinded by his enemies - whom he killed by bringing the roof of their stadium down on them, after they had made the mistake of chaining him to the twin pillars.

Mustafa also points me to this sensible seeming discussion of the difficulties of modern Jewish identity.

Not to take away from the seriousness of what Palestinians are currently suffering: In Canada, well-intentioned Jews have been sponsors of some of the most illiberal legislation ever written here - in an effort to prevent a repeat of what will probably never be repeated anyway.

And the legislation they wrote is being used, scattergun, against Christian pastors advising their flock, comedians shouting into the audience, people who don't vote the way some official thinks they should, a person who doesn't think Little Mosque on the Prairie is as funny as the director had hoped ...

This is all completely ridiculous. These should not be cases in any kind of a court.

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