The Middle East language corruption field

An illustration of just how far the distortion of reality has gone, even in the US:

Israel’s actions in the West Bank and Gaza will be among the subjects up for examination by a new anti-genocide task force, according to one of the former US officials on the panel.

Former US secretary of state Madeleine Albright, who also served as an ambassador to the UN, and former secretary of defense William Cohen announced on Tuesday the creation of a bipartisan task force that would develop new strategies and guidelines for the next US administration to use in preventing genocide…

[A] member of the audience then challenged them for supporting friendly countries such as Israel despite allegations of genocide against the Palestinians.

“The issue of whether genocide has taken place in the West Bank or Gaza certainly will be part of [what] the task force [is] looking into,” Cohen responded. — Jerusalem Post

‘Genocide’ means “the deliberate and systematic destruction of an ethnic, religious or national group”. Examples usually given are the Armenian Genocide, the Holocaust, the Rwandan Genocide, the liquidation of the Native Americans, etc.

Although there hasn’t been an effective genocide against Jews since the Holocaust, Nasser’s statements prior to the 1967 war, many of Arafat’s speeches, and the Hamas covenant constitute declarations of intent to commit genocide or incitement to do so.

In their small way, the rocket scientists of Hamas are doing their best to fulfill their covenant by trying to kill Jewish Israelis at random, just because they are Jewish Israelis.

As always, the Palestinians and their friends (including, apparently, William Cohen) enjoy accusing Israelis of exactly what they themselves are guilty of.

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One Response to “The Middle East language corruption field”

  1. Shalom Freedman says:

    We have reached such a level of absurdity and idiocy that ‘reply’ seems wholly irrelevant. To put Israel in the company of its hate- filled enemies is to be so oblivious to the historical facts, and the present reality as to make one wonder what the ‘motive’ behind this is. False symmetry and balance? State Department pressure on Israel to surrender Judea and Samaria? What?
    In any case it is deeply disappointing and sad.