Israel gets another joyful kick from its absurd shameful and oppressive actions towards palestinians while crying ‘Holocaust’ at any criticism directed at it. “It’s ok for us to do unto others as was once done unto us. Tee hee!” The only bloc of people who are sympathetic to Israel right now are born-again christians – another deluded group of believers in ancient prophecies.
I suspect that for almost all rational thinking non-religious non-jewish people, while we believe that Israel has a right to exist, we fail to see why that must be at the expense of palestinians. We are, all of us, people after all. Israel’s actions in the West Bank always seem deliberately intended to wreck any and all peaceful initiatives.
Crying “Holocaust!” is no longer an effective ploy for generating sympathy for Israel’s deplorable actions in the West Bank. We’ve had enough of such tactics. The country should grow up and behave responsibly or continue to lose respect and support among progressive people across the world. One day coming the Americans won’t be there to watch your backs with the changing demographics in that country. It’s simply not in Israel’s long term interests to continue to act like hooligans.