“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality”
– South African Bishop, Desmond Tutu, winner of the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize for non-violent resistance and struggle against Apartheid in South Africa.
Alan Dershowitz, apologist for the Israel lobby in the US, put out an op-ed column in the LA Times, January 10, 2009 titled “Hamas’ War Crimes” defending the massacre of Palestinians in Gaza and ignoring every crime Israel has committed from the economic blockade to violation of the ceasefire to its deliberate targeting of civilians using bombs banned by international law such as the DIME bombs and use of white phosphorus.
Jim Doody wrote back responding with a profound but accurate scenario of the situation in Gaza. Thanks, Shai, for sharing it.
Here is Jim’s correspondence to the LA Times:
Consider another related situation: An armed robber breaks into your house. He kills several family members and forces the rest of your family into a closet. If you want to eat, you have to ask him. You can’t go to work. The kids he hasn’t killed cannot go to school.
When you complain, he opens the door and fires his gun into your closet — and don’t hold your breath for medical aid. The police won’t help because they’re on his side. They’ll even lend him more bullets.
Welcome to Gaza, Mr. Dershowitz!
Our government may support the mass murderers and baby killers, may even take our taxes and use it to fund the baby killers with missiles, jets, choppers, but they can’t control our minds. We will not be silent.
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