Bums and Babes

Here's a link to Ahmadinejad's speech at the United Nations yesterday. In view of my last few of posts, it's mandated that we raise alarms about the man's anti-Semitism — even if we don't care to do it in the company of Sarah Palin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxSN-rIazjo

And then there's Israel's attempt to change its image. As I wrote in my "Viewpoint" piece in the current Jewish Currents, "Israel has done little to cultivate its state-to-state relationships, except through arms sales. . . . The model that Iran presents — armed, isolated, and indifferent to hostile world opinion — needs to be contained, not emulated, by Israel."

So here we go. Someone in the PR department must be reading Jewish Currents. They've given us babes instead of bombs. Ahad Ha'am (not to mention Golda Meir) must be spinning in the grave.


Blogger Lao Qiao said...

It's interesting that there was no mention of this speech in today's New York Times.

It's also interesting that Iran doesn't share a border with Israel and has no disagreement with it—except over the fact of Israel's existence. Iranians, typically, don't especially like Arabs. Shiites, typically, don't especially like Sunnis. Iran has never done anything to help ease the plight of the Palestinians. It never will.

1:16 PM  
Blogger yidineh said...

I didn't go to the demonstration, though many people I respect did. I just didn't want to contribute even one milligram to the weight of those hawkish organizations and individuals who want to see Israel and the US engage militarily with Iran.

6:14 PM  

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