Monday, December 15, 2014
Stephen Harper's Hugely Embarrassing Jewish Problem
The fuse has been burning ever since Benjamin Netanyahu set out to make Israel the nation-state of the Jewish people.
A controversial bill that officially defines Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people has been approved by cabinet despite warnings that the move risks undermining the country’s democratic character.
Opponents, including some cabinet ministers, said the new legislation defined reserved “national rights” for Jews only and not for its minorities, and rights groups condemned it as racist.
It's an issue that is bitterly dividing Israelis, and Jews all over the world.
But from Stephen Harper and his Con regime, who like to pose as Israel's best friends ever, there has been only silence.
It's a bill that's caused consternation among Israel's closest allies and drawn condemnation from within Israel.
But unlike the U.S. and the European Union, the Harper government has so far declined to criticize it.
"Canada notes the continued debate over the Jewish Nationality bill in keeping with Israel's robust democracy," says Nicholas Doire, spokesman for the Department of Foreign Affairs. "For this reason, it is too early to comment on specific aspects of the bill at this stage."
And for a very simple reason.
Because although most reasonable observers, and real friends of Israel, think Netanyahu's Jewish state plan would deal that country a potentially fatal blow.
It would be a death blow were the national bill to become law, further attenuating the alienation of Arab citizens of Israel from their Jewish counterparts. The bill legitimizes open discrimination. It would further alienate Palestinians in the occupied territories and in the refugee camps who strive for a state of their own. In the broader Arab and Muslim worlds it would additionally confirm the belief that Zionism is racism.
Stephen Harper is caught between at least two rocks and a hard place.
His pathetic, cringeworthy man love for Benny Netanyahu...
His equally embarrassing attempts to portray himself as more Jewish than most Jews, and Israel as a "righteous" nation...
And his rabid Christianist base, who while they portray themselves as Israel's friends see that country more as Jesusland.
The place where after the Battle of Armageddon (with the godless Russians and the Mooslims) their Messiah will land to raise them up to "Heaven."
While leaving the Jews and the rest of us heathens behind.
So Harper has to step lightly so as to not offend that rabid base, or inflame Jason Kenney into believing that Great Reform Leader is betraying them...
Because you can be sure he's as inflamed as the proverbial burning bush.
And since Netanyahu will almost certainly be seeking Harper's endorsement during the Israeli election campaign, it could place his beloved boyfriend in a very delicate position...
And who knows what crazy things he might say eh?
And since whatever he says is bound to alienate some of his supporters we can't lose.
Hallelujah !!! Hallelujah !!!
Great Messiah Leader led his Con cult to the Promised Land in search of the Jewish vote...
And it did help consume him...
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