This is what Pat Oliphant thinks of the Jewish state and what happened with Gaza.
Pat Oliphant is wrong.
However, there is a lesson here for Israel. No matter how hard Israel tries to minimize injury to civilians, to fight ethically and to protect its citizens from the endless attacks they’ve had to endure, it will be vilified. Even if Israel unilaterally leaves land where Palestinian live and leaves them to their own governance, it will be vilified. Three, no matter how many rockets are fired by Palestinians or Hizbullah at Israel, any response will be painted as inhuman.
The lesson is that next time Israel should do what it will be accused of doing anyway. If we’re going to have to watch anti-Semitism surge, lies about Jews spoken publicly by prospective government officials, hideous reports and votes coming out of the UN, uncomfortable situations across numerous N. American university campuses, and more, then the least the Israelis can do, for themselves and for Jews living outside Israel, is to finish off Hamas. They accomplished nothing in this war other than to powerfully arm Israel’s haters.
Pat Oliphant is proud of his work, I’m sure, but he should be ashamed of the ugly depiction of Israelis, of Jews, and especially of the comparison to the Nazis. He should also take a good look at Hamas men next time he has a chance because they don’t look like that little old lady.