Saturday, July 2, 2011

Mugged by the Analogy

As the Freedom Flotilla 2 prepares to sail for Gaza, in addition to a range of pre-emptive Israeli dirty tricks - threats to ban participating journalists from entering Israel, the dissemination of false stories about violent extremists infiltrating the ranks of the flotilla activists, and sabotage of vessels moored in Greek and Turkish ports - the ms media will be flooded with Israeli propaganda tropes such as this from Netanyahu flak Mark Regev: "Israel cannot allow unfettered naval access to the Gaza Strip because if we did you would see Iranian missiles reaching Hamas." (Gaza ships hit by Israeli attack, Mark Weiss, Telegraph/SMH, 2/7/11)

The aim of this and all the other variations on the theme to come, will of course be to divert world attention from Israel's Nazi-style blockade of Gaza.

OMG, did I just use the 'N' word? I did! Now I'll be in big trouble because I've just crossed one of those red lines Zionists keep on declaring in a futile effort to ward off legitimate criticism of Zionist criminality, namely the drawing of analogies between Israeli and Nazi behaviour, which apparently makes one guilty of something called 'the new anti-Semitism', which is really, so Zionist logic goes, just the old anti-Semitism in new clothes. Why use the analogy then? Well, after reading the following, I was quite literally mugged by it:

"The closed [Warsaw] ghetto greatly complicated the problem of obtaining food. The legal food ration established by the German authorities guaranteed death by starvation. The average legal calorie allotment in 1941 was 2,613 for Germans, 699 for Poles, and 184 for Jews. All food shipments, like all other imports and exports to and from the ghetto, had to pass through the German-controlled Transferstelle on the corner of Stawki and Dzika streets. It quickly became apparent that if the ghetto was going to survive, the Jews would have to forget about 'legality' and smuggle in as much food as they could. More than 80% of all food consumed in the ghetto would be smuggled in." (Who Will Write Our History?: Emanuel Ringelblum, the Warsaw Ghetto, & the Oyneg Shabes Archive, Samuel Kassow, 2007, pp 107-108)

That reminded me of this:

"Documents, whose existence were denied by the Israeli government for over a year, have been released after a legal battle led by Israeli human rights group, Gisha. The documents reveal a deliberate policy by the Israeli government in which the dietary needs for the population of Gaza are chillingly calculated, and the amounts of food let in by the Israeli government measured to remain just enough to keep the population alive at a near-starvation level. This documents the statement made by... Dov Weisglass, adviser to then Prime Minister Ehud Olmert: 'The idea is to put the Palestinians on a diet, but not to make them die of hunger'." (Israeli government documents show deliberate policy to keep Gazans at near-starvation levels, Saed Bannoura,, 6/11/10)

How, other than 'Nazi-style blockade', would you describe a deliberate policy of ghettoisation and enforced malnourishment reminiscent of the Warsaw Ghetto?

[See also 'Put the Palestinians on a diet' - media bury documents revealing Israel's deliberate policy of near-starvation for Gaza,, 17/11/10.]


Anonymous said...

Tis ol' Mark Scopus Freiburg.

Dont u think u should give him a rebaptism as an Australian, unfortunately, the moyle cant go to work for a second time, or can he?

Rob said...

As if "Iranian missiles" cannot be smuggled in through the tunnels.Perhaps Israel's sensitivty to missiles stems from the flogging Hezbollah gave the much vaunted Israeli military when they last invaded Lebanon.Let me just reiterate the "score" there-1800 dead Lebanese,nearly all civilians;120 dead Israelis-118 soldiers killed in combat.