Thursday, August 06, 2009
HaAretz: Tel Aviv Belongs to the Arabs
HaAretz is the leftwing anti-Jewish Hebrew newpaper favorite of Ashkenazi middle class. For some reason (we suscribe) it appears each morning before my door and I am forced to read it. It never ceases to astonish me. Today, under Biderman's cartoon, we have an article by one Gideon Levy. He appears to be a Law Professor at the University of Tel Aviv, and he describes his beautiful home near the campus and his morning walks to the University's swimming pool. That is the most exclusive and expensive neighborhood of Israel, Ramat Aviv Gimel. He reflects: "I see around me and smell the sweet aroma of the Arab plantations of Jaffa oranges that existed in the fields where stands my house. This is a Palestinian village of 2,230 persons. The village was surrounded by soldiers during the 1948 war, its inhabitants terrorized and forcefully evacuated. There, in a refugee camp, lives the family of the Palestinian peasant on whose land I walk. Would the Israeli legal system be a system of justice and not the instrument of the racist apartheid regime that it is, this campus and neighborhood would return to its legal owners, the inhabitants of the Sheikh Munis village. May be we have to thank the Israeli legal system for its decisions, he writes, by its decisions we see its real face. There are judges in Jerusalem, and they say: Apartheid. Land property only for the Jews." All this is my free translation of Prof. Gideon Levy's article in the main page of the HaAretz newpaper, August 6th, 2009.
What can I say? Is this man crazy? No, he is not, because many - may be most - of the high class Ramat Aviv Gimel inhabitants think like him. They demonstrate against the Army when they want to erect a fence defending an outlying Jewish neighborhood in Jerusalem, they spend their weekends doing volunteer work rebuilding the Arab houses destroyed by the police, they write elaborate presentations to The Hague International Court of Justice demanding sanctions on Israeli institutions, they travel to England and organize the academic boycott of the University of Tel Aviv they work for.
What can I say? Is this man crazy? No, he is fighting those in power, the head of the academic department he is member of, he is seeking to destroy them and to acquire power for himself. He feels that Israel and the University is so strong that his destructive action poses no real danger to them. He is sure that writing that his house belongs to others will not cause damage to himself: there is no chance that he will be thrown out of his home, lose his life savings and transported with his children to a refugee camp in Gaza, as he suggests that JUSTICE in capital letters (not the racist justice of Jerusalem High Court) would require.
What can I say? That let Guideon Levy write in HaAretz. He does not mean what he writes, he is a phony liberal like all of them. For all the noise and controversy they create, I have yet to see a liberal to give up his home and move to Gaza. I have yet to see one red, collectivist, liberal kibbutz to give up one centimeter of Palestinian land. The Palestinians see him for what he is, a phony Jewish Israeli fighting against his bosses in the Israeli organisation he works for. They have experience with this human sludge: they let them make noise, they show them around and use them, they ejaculate in their rosy white assholes and when they are through with them, they throw them to the dogs with one word: "Jew!".