Why am I sending this terrible message to the four corners of the Blogcritics' world?
Am I not expected to keep silent, not to display my country's dirty (an understatment) linen in view of all?
Won't it encourage antisemitism, Holocaust denial, bad naming?
But how could I keep silent? And what other options do I have?
Once upon a time, twenty or so years ago, it was still possible to demonstrate.
Now, with my heart problem, if by chance the demonstration is dispersed or attacked, will I survive the strain or any other calamity?
How can I give up the relative/temporary safety of the roof above my head? No, honestly I'm not suicidal, yet the daily killings on both sides daily destroy me, and so many, so many all around.
Everyday I wake up, blessing with one chamber of my heart the plants in my green temple - my apartment - while within the other chamber of this same heart I hear the voices of the demolished physically over there, spiritually all over.
I write because there is no hope that this insanity might get stopped from among us. Yet there is a way out.
When Moses saw two people figting with each other, he went over to them and had them stop the fighting.
Did they thank him? No, on the contrary.
We need an outsider to serve in the role of Moses, one able to withstand the anger his intervention might provoke.
Yet nowadays Moses is so shy.
Who will save us here, Jews and Palestinians, from our own self destructive roofless, burning house?
Oh world, come here, not in judgment but in empathy, and don't leave before your mediation is successful.
Murder of a population under cover of righteousness
By Shulamit Aloni March 9, 2003 (from the excellent "Ariga" website).
We do not have gas chambers and crematoria, but there is no one fixed method for genocide.
Dr. Ya'akov Lazovik writes ("Academic Genocide", "Ha'Aretz", 4 March) that in the State of Israel it is impossible that the regime and the nation will plan and commit a genocide. It is difficult to determine if this is naivety or self-righteousness. As we know, there is no single fixed method for murder and not even for genocide. The author Y. L. Peretz wrote about "the righteous cat" who does not spill blood, but only suffocates.