My grandmother was ill in bed when the Nazis came to her home town .. a German soldier shot her dead in her bed.
My grandmother did not die to provide cover for Israeli soldiers murdering Palestinian grandmothers in Gaza.
The present Israeli government ruthlessly and cynically exploit the continuing guilt from gentiles over the slaughter of Jews in the Holocaust as justification for their murder of Palestinians.
How true, this last paragraph. And how brilliant a statement, not because of its content, but because of who said it, Sir Gerald Kaufman, a British-Jew, raised as an Orthodox Jew and Zionist, a British MP from Manchester.
It’s about time to disassociate criticism against the Israeli military action in Gaza as an example of anti-semitism, bigotry, hatred or racism. Sure, those exist, but criticising a totally disproportional, non-discriminating military operation that targets civilians and Hamas militants alike with white phosphorus and bombards hospitals has nothing to do with it.