Thursday, July 2, 2009

The Palestinian Golan Heights

Doug Anderson is the Sydney Morning Herald's TV reviewer. In today's edition, he reviews Beyond the Walls, a documentary on Israel's 100% illegal, land-grabbing West Bank Apartheid Wall to be screened on ABC Television tonight. Anderson has been the SMH's TV critic for as long as I can remember. His introductory sentences prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that too much television turns your brain to mush: "An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth... in perpetuity. In the land of the blind the one-eyed man is... Moshe Dayan? The arguments persist - lives are taken, sacrificed and wasted in an intractable dispute between Israelis and Palestinians. Neither can claim the high moral ground yet both lay claim to the Golan Heights [!!!] and Yahoo Netanyahu's rubbery policy of 'no new settlements' (but gradual and natural growth) is matched by faster breeding among the Palestinians. Do I have a solution? Do you? No."

I have a solution, Doug, switch the bloody thing off for once in your life and read a book.


Anonymous said...

Doug a fellow Fairfax employee huh?

MERC said...

You again? Wondering where you'd got to. Still haven't answered the question though: does your train of 'thought' have a sleeper carriage?