Tuesday, November 09, 2010
Why Stephen Harper is No Friend of Israel
When I heard that Stephen Harper was claiming Canada didn't get a seat on the U.N. Security Council, because he's a friend of Israel, I didn't know whether to laugh or cry.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper says he has the bruises to prove Canada’s unwavering support for Israel in the face of growing anti-Israeli sentiment, an apparent reference to the country’s lost bid a seat on the UN Security Council.
Because the reason we lost that seat was the appalling record of his government on everything from global warming to human rights.
And Harper is no friend of Israel.
He is a friend of its hideous right-wing government that has used racist settlers to sabotage the peace process.
Used phosphorus bombs on children.
And calls any criticism of its brutish occupation policies antisemitism.
He's not a friend of the many decent Israelis who are fighting to save the peace process, and the soul of their country.
The majority here wants a state of Israel alongside a sovereign and separate state of Palestine. The majority is fed up. The majority sees the settlements as a bad bargain for Israel. The majority is tired of being pushed around. The majority loves Israel and wants it to continue to exist.
His friends are those who would strangle that peace process. The Netanyahoos in Israel, the religious fanatics, and the so-called Christian Zionists in his rabid Con base. Like the grotesque homophobe Charles McVety
Who is also National Chairman of Christians United for Israel (C.U.F.I)
In its call for a unilateral military attack on Iran and the expansion of Israeli territory, CUFI has found unwavering encouragement from traditional pro-Israel groups like AIPAC and elements of the Israeli government.
But CUFI has an ulterior agenda: its support for Israel derives from the belief of Hagee and his flock that Jesus will return to Jerusalem after the battle of Armageddon and cleanse the earth of evil. In the end, all the non-believers - Jews, Muslims, Hindus, mainline Christians, etc. - must convert or suffer the torture of eternal damnation.
Which also explains why Harper believes that antisemitism in Canada is a bigger problem than homophobia. Even though it isn't.
The agency says all three major categories of hate crime increased in 2008, but the largest increase was among crimes motivated by sexual orientation, which more than doubled from 2007 to 2008.
Hate crimes motivated by sexual orientation were also the most violent: 75 per cent were violent compared with 38 per cent of racially-motivated incidents and 25 per cent of religiously motivated incidents.
And why our great human rights champion has done NOTHING to fight it.
Oh boy. I hate antisemitism as much as I hate homophobia. I share a sacred bond with the Jewish people.
I'm a friend of Israel, a friend of the Palestinians, a supporter of a Palestinian state. I want the two nations to live together in peace FOREVER. I want my country to help bring them together. Not drive them apart.
I want my country to be a bigot-free zone.
And I know a bastard, and a fraud, when I see one.
Stephen Harper, bad for Canada, bad for Israel.
Defeat this twisted evil ideologue.
Before he destroys us ALL...