Thank you David French for putting this essay together.
A very dark day for Israel and the Jewish people. Agony. Absolute agony.
This is clear and brave and I could not have said it better myself.
"Rarely has civilian death been so propagandized by so many of our
fellow Americans. Oh, now, I know they’ll protest this characterization.
They hate — just hate — the horrific loss of life in Gaza. They hate it
so much that they’re moved to wax as eloquently as they can about the
horror of death in schools, in mosques, in hospitals — all the places
where people are supposed to be “safe,” supposed to seek “refuge.”
can’t stop writing about this death, emoting about this death. And they
write and emote until you can almost see the splash of their crocodile
tears on your computer screen."
"They love peace, you see. They love
it so much that they attempt to use every one of their God-given gifts
to make you feel what a Palestinian widow feels, to make you stand in
the shoes of a man weeping for his lost son. Feel the ultimate anguish.
Hear the wailing. Don’t look away from the blood or the rage or the
"Have hundreds of thousands of parents and children and
aunts and uncles shed similar tears in Syria? Look away from that. No,
look away. I mean it. I need your eyes to focus back where they should —
on that dead Palestinian child."
"The deaths of Palestinians are special deaths, more horrible than
Syrian deaths. The Palestinian effort to survive echo the struggles of
the Patriarchs. The glory. The heroism. The pain. The injustice."
"There is a word for this kind of writing and thinking."