There’s a certain arrogance about the Israeli Zionists stance against its enemies. It’s deliberately calculated to smack of self-righteousness and is part of a cleverly devised long-term propaganda ploy designed to demonise those that attempt to resist them.
Take this, for example, which appears in today’s ‘Jerusalem Post’:
“On Monday, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni said that renewed weapons smuggling would be legitimate grounds for Israel to renew attacks against Hamas.”
It presumes two things: first, that in this conflict only Israel is allowed to have weapons and, second, that Hamas does not have the right to renew attacks against Israel if it finds that Israel is renewing its weapons arsenal from the US. If Hamas rearming is ‘legitimate grounds’ for Israel to attack them, why is it not, by the same virtue, quite legitimate for Hamas to attack Israel if Israel rearms?
Israel in this same article demonises Iran for supporting Hamas in its struggle against Israeli aggression but ignores entirely the support it receives from the US. The ‘Jerusalem Post’ reports:
“The IDF is concerned that Hamas and Iran will try to smuggle long-range Fajr missiles into the Gaza Strip. Fajr missiles, manufactured in Iran, have a range of 70 km. and if fired from Gaza would easily reach Tel Aviv.”
Never mind that Hamas are concerned that Israel and the US will be bringing GBU-39 bunker buster bombs that can be delivered anywhere that an F-16 can fly. That’s OK, but Hamas having weapons to defend itself with somehow is not.
At then there is this ridiculous piece, again from the ‘Jerusalem Post’ headlined: ‘IDF investigating phosphorous shell use’. It’s a bit like Himmler asking Eichmann to investigate war crimes in the Warsaw Ghetto alleged to have been committed by the SS – pure stupidity.
But it’s all a matter of perceptions.