Saturday, November 08, 2008



It hurts. It really does.

A portion of an ancient Muslim cemetery in Jerusalem is slated to be demolished to make way for a “Museum of Tolerance”

This decision has been protested by Israeli Arab Muslims, and has been challenged legally. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the museum based on a lack of objection in 1960 when part of the cemetery was converted into a parking lot. That’s right kids. Because no one objected legally to the destruction of an important t historical site during a time period when the whole country was in turmoil and Arabs were treated even worse by the Israeli government than they are now, they can’t object now.

Using racism and intolerance to make room for a museum devoted to tolerance. Isn’t that like matter and anti-matter?

The mind boggles.

Who wants to take bets that if there is any violent backlash what-so-ever from the Arab Muslim population in Jerusalem in regards to this particular issue, it will be painted, YET AGAIN, as naturally aggressive and violent Arabs attacking poor misunderstood Israel?

I’m sorry, when you are the richest country in the area, you have the most well-equipped army, you are illegally occupying territory for over half a century, and you still try to start wars for the sake of hegemony, can you really call yourself the total victim?

If a bully beats up a smaller kid every day (and for the sake of fairness, say the smaller kid said something mean before getting beat up) then the smaller kid kicks the bully in the nuts, who is the aggressor? Really?


  1. *ugh* it's a cemetery and an ancient one at that, surely there are better and more appropriate spaces to be utilized. Of course, what do you expect from a place where they continue to allow settlers who always knew their settlements would have to be abandoned (b/c they were settled just to flip the bird at the PLO after the 6-day war) to thwart to peace process.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm Jewish, I support Israel's right to safe boundaries and very much resent that Israel is help to a higher different standard than any other country in the world but this is just plain wrong and, obviously, meant to be offensive.

  2. Hey ol cranky!

    I'm Jewish as well, and that is part of the reason that I am somewhat hard on Israel. There have been claims from Zionist organizations that Israel represents Jews the world over, and I personally don't like violence and intolerance that is ostensibly done in my name.

    However, I am more critical of their government and its actions than I am of the country as a whole, kinda like I am about the US :D