Monday, August 17, 2009
Why Do We Embrace Zionists Like Uri Avnery?
“You, Dov, have invested in this state much too much to turn your back on it in a gesture of anger and despair. The most hackneyed and worn-out slogan in Israel is also true: ‘We don't have another state!’
“Other states in the world have sunk to the depths of depravity and committed unspeakable crimes, far beyond our worst sins, and still brought themselves back to the family of nations and redeemed their souls."
Would that Avnery was concerned for the Palestinian refugees he and his fellow European Jews have supplanted rather than bringing an ex-Zionist back into the fold.
Although of an advanced age, he is often personally involved in protests in the territories, like Bi'lin, and leads protest efforts inside of Israel conducted by his organization, Gush Shalom.
A half a loaf is better than none, even though I disagree with his position on the Israel boycott and his apologetics for Zionism.
avnery is a zionist. avnery wants 2 states so that he can enjoy his thievery in peace.