A lot of folks have seen this, according to Youtube. It’s the first truly great speech I’ve seen from a western politician decrying Israeli impunity. David Norris is an Irish senator. Note that he says that he had a home in Israel or Palestine; he had a longtime relationship with Ezra Nawi, the great Israeli activist. Some highlights:
It changed from a leftwing socially directed country to an extreme rightwing regime that is behaving in the most criminal fashion and defying the world and unscrupulously using the Holocaust to justify what they’re doing and it’s time that rag was torn away from them.
Israel is afraid of Palestinian unity. That’s what this is all about. It has nothing to do with [the three murdered teens]…
My Jewish and my pro-Israel friends say to me sometimes, How would you fare as a gay man in any of these–? I know exactly how I’d fare. It doesn’t mean that it is correct to deny people the right to choose their own government. What self-respecting or sane people would allow their enemies to choose their government for them?
America has a shameful role to play in this. Israel could not get away with these shameful acts of piracy and brigandage if it wasn’t for the protecting shadow of the United States of America. And I condemn President Obama for his utter inaction.
There are no words to describe what happened yesterday in Jabaliya.
Six attacks on schools. And these were deliberate.
Israel’s policy is to shoot first and weep later.