“A derangement of the world”
Melanie Phillips quotes William Shawcross, who has powerful words about the world’s attack on Israel:
It is not surprising that such racist loathing creates a siege mentality in Israel. Worse is the fact that Israelis know it’s not just ‘the black Islamic banners’ with which they have to contend, but also the irrational hatred of much of the rest of the world.To which Phillips adds her own powerful words:
The treatment being meted out to Israel is qualitatively and quantitatively different from the treatment meted out to any other nation. Ever. It’s not just that the tyrannies of the present are not even reported on, let alone seen as a worthy and legitimate target of protest. Even the great progressive causes of the past, such as the campaign against apartheid South Africa, for example, never provoked such hysterical obsession, let alone such a sustained and frenzied onslaught of lie after distortion after fabrication after blood libel. Just like the Jew-hatred of the past, the characteristics of this victimisation are unique; just like the Jew-hatred of the past, it treats the Jewish people as some kind of cosmic evil; and just like the Jew-hatred of the past, ultimately it simply defies explanation. But it is happening, right now, before our disbelieving eyes; it is quite simply a derangement of the world.
Posted June 12
D. from Seattle writes (June 10):
Melanie Phillips wrote: “The treatment being meted out to Israel is qualitatively and quantitatively different from the treatment meted out to any other nation. Ever.”
Posted by Lawrence Auster at June 09, 2010 09:47 PM | Send