Interview With Environmental Artist Franke James (part the 2nd) - Here's the second part of my freewheeling interview with environmental artist and activist Franke James. We discuss the pro-active philosophy that guides...
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
On Monday, Israel outraged the world community by attacking, boarding and murdering nine peace activists aboard a ship that was headed for Gaza in hopes of breaking the Israeli blockade of Gaza. Israeli commandos rappelled down to an aid flotilla sailing to thwart a Gaza blockade on Monday, clashing with pro-Palestinian activists on the lead ship in a botched raid killing nine. Even Israel's allies are having a difficult time with these actions.
In my lifetime I've viewed everything about the state of Israel through the prism of the Holocaust, and constant Palestinian attacks on the state of Israel, always giving Israel the benefit of the doubt. A state has the right to defend itself. That has changed somewhat recently and I've begun to see Israel as much an enemy of peace as groups like Hammas. With these unconscionable actions they have entered into the territory of state sponsored terrorism and their explanations and rationalizations that they didn't expect the resistance to their attack to be so fierce are absurd.
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