Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Running blockades

In the aftermath of the Second World War, Jews who survived the horror of death and destruction, ran the British blockade to Palestine. There, they saw the light of hope to establish and build a homeland which became Israel.
IF Stone celebrated with pride that running blockade in his 'Underground to Palestine', which is still in print.
Zoom till today when a flotilla of six ships carrying much needed and long denied basic materials, sought to run the Israeli blockade of Gaza. The motive is the same as the Jews who braved all dangers to life and limb to reach the British mandate of Palestine. This time, it is the Palestinians living under 42 years of brutual Israeli occupation, are seeking to revive and build a state called Palestine on the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
Sadly hardly anyone sees the parallel in the wake of Israel's predawn commando attack on the open sea pirate like on the six ship flotilla.
By such an operation, the right wing Israeli government of 'Bibi' Netenyahu has done more damage to Zionism than anyone else could. He has set his country's star on a waning course. In the end, Israel will have to lift the blockade and compose with Hamas which to him is now the reincarnation of the devil.

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