Stupidity of the anti-Israel movement
I want to start by saying I am in no way supportive of Israel’s actions against the Palestinian people. I do think Israel should return to their legal borders. This post, however, is in regard to a Press Release that came out last night entitled “Government Ignores Israel’s Threats against New Zealanders on Gaza Flotilla”. This Press Release can be obtained from http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1106/S00143/govt-ignores-israels-threats-against-nzers-on-gaza-flotilla.htm.
I would like to ask what the organisation (which strangely enough if not listed in that copy of the press release, but I can tell you is Peace Movement Aotearoa) proposes the Government does to protect these citizens. They are going into a warzone. New Zealand is not involved with this war – and rightfully so. Getting the Government involved with this flotilla would draw New Zealand into this war, and that is not something that would benefit the people of New Zealand. These people are intentionally putting themselves in harms way. That is their choice. The Government should not be protecting people when they make a decision like this. It is known there is an extremely high risk of Israel repeating at least similar actions to the previous flotilla.
I am expecting some rather pissed off people regarding this post, given the abuse I received on Facebook last night for daring to suggest that the Palestinians and people on the flotillas are not all sweetness and light in this. Let’s get realistic. Israel is doing wrong by infringing on Palestinian territory. Palestine is doing wrong by firing rockets and God knows what else back. Though, realistically, Palestine isn’t actually a recognised state. Until that changes (which it won’t any time soon, mostly because of the UN Security Council’s veto) Israel will be able to effectively do what they like.