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Friday, June 19, 2009

The language that absolves Israel

The language that absolves Israel

A special political vocabulary prevents us from being able to recognize what's going on in the Middle East.
By Saree Makdisi
June 19, 2009

On Sunday night, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a speech that -- by categorically ruling out the creation of a sovereign Palestinian state -- ought to have been seen as a mortal blow to the quest for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

On Monday morning, however, newspaper headlines across the United States announced that Netanyahu had endorsed the creation of a Palestinian state, and the White House welcomed the speech as "an important step forward."

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Yep, that's how they do it, a language with a different dictionary all their

"Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East" BLEEP, in order to have a "democracy" and be Jewish, Palestinians had to be ethnically cleansed-Jamal Zahalka.

Think about them apples Israel supporters. Think how Israeli "democracy" stacks up against our own democratic values, what the US stands for (in theory and striving) and I DO NOT THINK that Israel has the same understanding of "democracy"!!

They have their own dictionary! NOW I get it! (actually I got it quite a while ago)

"Political language... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind". George Orwell

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