Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Gissin: Just Lay Back and Enjoy It
According to the Jewish Telegraph, when an aide to Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern, John Kennedy said that Zionism was a religious issue and refused to take a position on an "Old Testament Mandate," Raanan Gissin, an aide to Sharon got really mad.
Whenever I see Raanan Gissin on television, my children inevitably get the opportunity to gloat, "Mommy said the "f" word. Since Gissin hasn't been successful in controlling the thought of the Irish, he compared them to Iran's president.
Gissin is pissed that the Irish government won't acknowledge that Jews have an "historical" claim to the land.
"We are lifting the lid on these explosive comments after Mr Ahern refused to go on the record to denounce claims by former Irish minister Justin Keating that Jews have mounted a 'self-serving and untruthful Zionist myth' to lay claim to Israel."
Gissin says further, "There is a culture of hatred that says the Jews have no right to live here as an entity. We are here as our birthright not as a conqueror."
And he states: "If you don't support Zionism ipso facto you are actually saying, in the logical progression, we don't support the right of the Jewish people to have a state of their own, in their own ancestral homeland.
"That is the problem with the Arabs, they recognise the entity of Israel, but don't recognise the fact that they have an inherent right to a homeland."
So, if one thinks that it is an outrage that the Palestinians, an amalgamation of all of the groups who have been through Palestine, of which the Jews weren't the first, were dispossessed, then one is part of a "culture of hatred."
I think that it is an outrage that raped Palestinians and those who don't let Zionists control their thought are accused of being part of a "culture of hate" for not acknowledging the rapist his "inherent right" to rape them.
Saying it does not make it so, Mr. Gissin. There are a few souls out here who think.