maandag 5 maart 2012
Israëliërs weigeren te panikeren om Iran
David Horovitz heeft een pakkend stuk geschreven in "The Times of Israel" (bookmark die site)
The murderous, homophobic, misogynistic, rapacious, Israel-loathing regime in Tehran is closing in on the bomb, and nothing the international community has done so far has diverted the Islamic Republic from that course.
Against this background, it is not hard to understand why several earnest American Jewish delegates to AIPAC approached this Israeli participant on Sunday’s first day of the conference to ask, a little embarrassedly, whether it was safe to be planning a visit to Israel in the coming weeks… given the apparent imminence of conflict.
Perhaps the concerned Americans have it right. Perhaps the bombers and the fighter jets are indeed about to head out. But if war with Iran is indeed about to begin, the usually-perceptive Israeli public doesn’t seem to have picked up on it.
Our latest current affairs obsessions, back home in the Zionist regime, have included harassment, ineptitude and alleged spending irregularities in the Prime Minister’s Office, tensions with the ultra-Orthodox, the escalating mass killings in neighboring Syria and, yes, Iran’s progress towards the bomb. The subject is on our minds, but it is not dominating our national agenda to the exclusion of all or even almost all else. We’re not in a state of panic, or anything like it. If relatives or friends from the US phoned up to ask whether it was safe to visit, we’d frankly be baffled by the question.
De retoriek uit Teheran wordt serieus genomen, maar paniek? Nee het dagelijks leven gaat gewoon verder, Paniek is voor zachte West-Europeanen en Amerikanen. In Israël leef je met dreiging en op een gegeven moment los je die dreiging op.