Thought of the Day
In the nineties I thought that peace between Israel and the Palelstinians was round the corner. I decided to recognize Israel and shelve my boycott of pro-Israeli businesses; I entered Marks and Spencer in London for the first time in my life. Peace hopes all but evaporated after the election victory of Ariel Sharon's Likud in 2001. Still, I kept the faith. I finally lost all hope with Israel's war on Lebanon in the summer of 2006 and withdrew my personal recognition of Israel as a state. Now come the Israeli atrocities in Gaza. The survivors of the holocaust and their descendents have created the only Nazi state in the world today. I am beginning to think that Israel is not a state but an epidemic, a curse like the plagues of the Old Testament. It has no place in the Middle East. It has no place anywhere else in this world.