Israel = South African Apartheid and other sick in the head leftist delusions

From a Guardian writer, of course.

There will be a reckoning

"The devastation of south Lebanon has echoes of Angola's towns shattered by South Africa in the 80s "

From the rocky hills above the south Lebanese town of Bint Jbeil you look down over a valley of wild flowers and goats, where the word Hizbullah is scored into the grass. Three miles away is the border with Israel, and the red-tiled roofs of its settlements which face Bint Jbeil, the symbol of the war that Israel lost last summer. [the one where 800+ Hizbollah terrorists were killed? - Ed]

The first UN convoy into the town after the war found a picture of devastation. "The main street looks like a set from Stalingrad," Unicef reported. "One school has taken a direct aerial strike, and one wall is missing. Another looks to have been the scene of a pitched battle." To me, it's less Stalingrad and more Ngiva, Cuvelai or Huambo, the southern towns of Angola shattered by South African apartheid in the 1980s. Here, as there, roads are scarred with huge potholes from shelling, and targeted bombing broke bridges and factories. For decades Angolan children have been killed by unexploded mines, and now the Lebanese are having to contend with cluster bombs in their fields.

Along the mountain roads into Bint Jbeil are thousands of pine saplings and young fruit trees, planted when the Israeli army withdrew in 2000. Above them are new posters of the young men who died here last year, another generation of shaheed (martyrs).

Seven months after the war, Bint Jbeil's shops are open, streets and houses repaired and children are back in a makeshift school. This is one of the places where Qatari officials arrived with instant cash for rebuilding. All over the country are slick billboards of beautiful children and flowers, saying, "Thank you Qatar." This is not a society which allows the grim to triumph.

... Another of their prime targets was the hill-top prison of Khiam, northeast of Bint Jbeil, where hundreds of Lebanese and Palestinians were held and tortured by Israel's proxy, the South Lebanese Army, during the occupation. Khiam was the symbol of Israel's power, and the prisoners' will to resist it. Today, bleak Khiam is a heap of tangled rubble, watched over by a man who spent four years inside the prison and has been telling its story ever since. All he can show now is one small remaining corridor of cells, and an isolation punishment box which he can just fit his body inside.


Memory and history will be served by this, but there will be a reckoning beyond it. South Africa learned to live with its apartheid crimes through its truth and reconciliation commission. Will Israel go down this route too?
And just to show that it's not just British leftists who hate Israel and love Islamic fascism and buy in to their lies...

Here's the American leftist site, the Daily Kos, with a quaint picture demonising Zionism (the ideology stating the right of the jews to not get exterminated and have a homeland)

2 Responses to “Israel = South African Apartheid and other sick in the head leftist delusions”

  1. # Blogger Jeremy Jacobs

    Sick and twisted indeed. Of course, the BBC are as bad. Did you see that
    post recently at Stephen Pollard's site about that anti-semitic swine, Jeremy Bowen?  

  2. # Blogger jonz

    No I'll check it out now though  

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