Reading through the story, seeing pictures of masked gunmen in the funeral parade, I was expecting the denouement to be some big shootout between IDF and Hamas... Silly me, "hurling stones at a “very close range,”" and even that's just an allegation from an entity with no history of morals or honesty.
Palestinians are refused Israeli work permits if a relative has been murdered by them or had their house demolished. Muhammad Sami al-Kasbah, with such a recent and compounded bereavement, would certainly be on the radar of Aman and other intelligence agencies, entering Israel 'illegally', two shots to the body and one in the head is not just overkill, its more like an execution calling card. Either way who's counting, its not like anyones going to be held accountable is it.
Head of PR team on line one. A lofty sounding, yet beige and ultimately non-committal statement is surely being drafted, carefully worded so it doesn't offend any concerned parties. I only know Winfrey from a couple of films, but I'm aware of her status as American TV royalty, and that status can only be maintained by playing the game, staying on script. She'll probably get away with an apology for wearing Blood Diamonds, Israeli crimes will be ignored, just to mention them in any sort of negative light would be a step too far, courting the wrath of the US media monster and entertainment industry. Maybe I'm being too harsh, but 'celebrity' brings out the cynic in me.
Excellent strategy from Adalah-NY, "So, you're vocally pro human rights and equality? Well lets see if you'll back that up on an issue that's deliberately ignored by the mainstream".
It would be fantastic if I was wrong and she came out all guns blazing and denounced Leviev and everything he represents, but I just can't see it.
Shmuel, just before the flyover this year the church *erected a sign pleading "Love Thy Neighbor", but it don't make it so.
Seems like any knowledge we might of garnered from maxims, morality tales, sermons, bibles, papal encyclicals and even pure reason, gets easily trampled when it has to compete with the darker sides of our nature, greed, power, self interest, but I take you and your rabbis point, no harm in repetition.
*RoHa, another word with the power to allure?
Hi just thanks for the welcome and hello to the rest of you crazy Jews.