Archive for April, 2007

Strangling for peace

Monday, April 30th, 2007

Here’s some vibrant imagery from Veronique de Keyser, a Belgian member of the European Parliament:

Addressing a European Left Group hearing on the situation of Palestinian political prisoners last week, De Keyser deplored the “passivity” of the European Parliament on the Palestinian issue, and hailed the “moderation and maturity” of the Palestinians.

“I wonder how they are able to limit violence in the territories given the background,” the Socialist politician said. “If the Israeli ambassador comes in the future to speak of Israel’s security, I feel like I want to strangle him.” [my emphasis]

She seems to have a ‘thing’ for this particular metaphor, because she also said:

One must wring the neck of the European and German culpability on the Shoah.

No, I do not understand why she appears to have rubbed charcoal on her cheeks in the photo.

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