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Nobody should doubt the egregious credentials of Benjamin Netanyahu as a spokesman for Israel and the Zionist cause. However an email that has been circulating recently "improved" on reality a bit. Netanyahu was supposedly defending Israel against media attacks in Operation Cast Lead.

The email claimed:

"Even those who aren't particularly sympathetic to Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu, could get a good measure of satisfaction from this interview with British Television this week. I guess it can be attributed to Minister Netanyahu's days studying history at Harvard.

The interviewer asked him: "How come so many more Palestinians have been killed in this conflict than Israelis?" (A nasty question if there ever was one!)

Netanyahu: "Are you sure that you want to start asking in that direction?"

Interviewer: (Falling into the trap) Why not?

Netanyahu: "Because in World War II more Germans were killed than Britishand Americans combined, but there is no doubt in anyone's mind that the war was caused by Germany's aggression...."

Hats off to Bibi! But Simply Jews' Snoopy the Goon has a remarkably similar entry for the 2006 [his remarks in brackets] Second Lebanon War

Even those who aren't particularly sympathetic to Bibi Netanyahu [that includes this blogger, Lord knows] could get a good measure of satisfaction from his interview with the British Television this morning.

I guess it can be attributed to his days studying history at Harvard.

The interviewer asked him: "How come so many more Lebanese have been killed in this conflict than Israelis?" (A nasty question if there ever was one!)

Natanyahu: "Are you sure that you want to start asking in that direction?"

Interviewer: (Falling into the trap) "Why not?"

Netanyahu: "Because in World War II more Germans were killed than British and Americans combined, but there is no doubt in anyone's mind that the war was caused by Germany's aggression.

The only difference between these texts is that "Palestinians" was substituted for "Lebanese." A proud product of Bernie Madoff productions.

Snoopy also pointed to a BBC interview, in which Netanyahu made the same point in different words, and also (remember this for future use) cautioned against swapping terrorists for kidnapped soldiers. Was that interview the actual text or a different occasion? Were these hoax letters circulated recently in order to support the cause of Israel against the Hamas, or rather to support the cause of Bibi against Tzipi Livni? Is it really worthwhile telling fibs in order to boost any cause? Are certain self-appointed Israel advocates confused about the difference between supporting a political candidate and supporting the Israeli cause?

Ami Isseroff


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So Bibi plagiarized Snoopy.I agree with Snoopy's moral assessment of the Lebanese war and I agree with Bibi Netanyahu's moral assessment of "Cast Lead". Snoopy should be grateful; imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, is it not?

Howard Wolf, Saturday, March 7th


An Israeli friend sent me a photo of a Gaza Palestinian holding up a poster that read as follows:
"YOU take my water
burn my olive trees
destroy my house
take my job
steal my land
imprison my father
kill my mother
starve us all
humiliate us all
BUT
I am to blame:
I shot a rocket back

The old man holding the poster, the Israeli who sent it to me and myself are all old men from a recent history of the last century that was more brutal than any other in the industrial way in which it made sausages of people. Now we are old and helpless and no matter how much we love or hate Israel, its people and what they stand for, we cannot come to terms with our morality lest we assuage the grievances of this Palestinian fellow helpless geriatric. It is because I despise and denounce everything Israel has done to Palestinians in the name of Zionism that I support Netanyahu. He is free of the doom and gloom East European psychosis from which genetically suffer Israel's leaders. I know it well for I too am an East European. But today's Sabras are different. They want Israel integrated into the region rather than as a finger on an EU/NATO colonial hand. Only the young Sabras have the sci/tech know-how to liberate the young Arabs from their untenable one crop (oil) banana republic economies. This Netanyahu realizes and has decided that only by integrating the Palestinians into the Israeli economy can Israel be integrated in the Middle East. So he would lay aside political issues in order to provide the children of Palestinians everything the children of Israelis have. Only then can Israel economically integrate into the Middle East; and only after that can Israel and the Arabs resolve their political differences. Netayahu, when Finance Minister under Sharon, swore he would stop Israel's status as a 60 years old fetus of a state on an American $ placenta. With the US now totally broke he knows that his solution urgently vital to survival and that it depends on Israel becoming, in the words of its founders: "A LIGHT ONTO THE [ARAB] NATIONS." That's why he is putting politics aside to focus on economic integration. That's Sabra chutzpah instead of that old East European Holocaust fixation doom and gloom mentality of the old Ashkenazims. So it is with a heart finally full of hope that I support Netanyhu for the modernization of the Middle East family of Jews and Arabs. Go to it PM Bibi! Daniel E. Teodoru

DE Teodoru, Saturday, March 7th


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