Thursday, March 13, 2008

I Now Truly Believe That the World is Insane

Purim and Adar usher in the era of both happiness and the spirit of "nahafochu," the idea that things that are the exact opposite of what they should be, and that someday, God will set them right.
Nowhere did this become more apparent to me than in
this YNet article: "UN chief calls on Israel to halt 'excessive force.' "

Yes, folks, you read that right. Apparently, it's all those damn Jews' fault. Cycle of violence, bombs in Sdorot, little boys slaughtered in Mercaz HaRav, it's those death-lovin' crazy Israelis. I love the UN. Can someone raze it to the ground, please? (Ha ha ha, just kidding, of course.)

DAKAR - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Israel on Thursday to halt attacks using "disproportionate and excessive force" against Palestinians.

"Israel's disproportionate and excessive use of force has killed and injured many civilians including children ... I condemn these actions and call on Israel to cease such acts," Ban told an Islamic summit in Senegal's capital Dakar.

Renewed violence in the Gaza Strip and West Bank has threatened prospects for an Egyptian-brokered truce.

Islamic Jihad fired rockets into Israel from the Gaza Strip on Thursday after an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank. No one was injured by the salvo against the border town of Sderot, the first such attack by Islamic Jihad, a Palestinian militant faction, since March 5.

Israel, which had not struck in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip for a week, attacked a rocket launcher in the town of Beit Hanoun from the air after Sderot was hit. No one was hurt.

Islamic Jihad had vowed revenge after Israeli troops killed four of its members in the West Bank on Wednesday.

Hamas said Israeli "aggression" risked destroying Cairo's efforts to mediate a ceasefire, seen as key to securing enough quiet for there to be progress in US-sponsored peace talks between Israel and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

But Hamas, which is seeking reopening of the territory's borders as part of a truce deal, stopped short of abandoning the ceasefire talks in which Islamic Jihad also has participated.

Yup, Moshiach is clearly on his way, boys and girls, because the world cannot bear any more of this is about to implode. Nothing new under the's the Israelis' excessive force, photos of women's faces in a wig store, and my personal favorite, global warming. THAT'S what wrong with our world.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Obadiah Shoher blames Israeli government for the attack at Merkaz HaRav. His point, basically, that the
peace process sends so mixed signals to common Arabs as to, in effect, provoke them to terrorist acts.
His article is here Shoher's view is refreshing on the background
of both "Almost all Arabs are good" and "Almost all Arabs are terrorists" common viewpoints.