Israel boycotters are squawking up a storm, but let’s see them take on a real rogue regime

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Squawky, squawk, squawk. Chicken-hearted boycotters calling for a cultural and commercial blackball of Israel know they would have their cheesy arses quartered and delivered to them on a platter if they tried to challenge truly tyrant regimes that routinely dump on humanity.

Small wonder that pompous parasites at the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement — and its assorted fungi of pseudo-activists, questionable educators, fading entertainers, and other lowlifes — feel more comfortable scraping the bottom of the militancy barrel, instead of venting their spleens on the unspeakable atrocities of real world thugs. Squawky, squawk, squawk.

No gauntlet-toss to Russia for horsewhipping peaceful protestors, or to Syria for systematically killing civilians, or to Saudi Arabia for beheading and crucifying criminals, or to Pakistan, Egypt, and Nigeria for burning churches and persecuting Christians, or to China for creating national brainwashing centers, or to North Korea for raining Nazi-like terrors on its people, or to the Democratic Republic of Congo for using rape as a weapon of war, or to — well, you get the picture. Squawky, squawk, squawk.

Jews and Israel are easy targets because they refuse to be victims and they triumph over adversity — every time. Jews have been expelled from their homelands, herded off to concentration camps in cattle cars, and gassed to death in one of the largest holocausts the world has ever seen. But they must be doing something right, if a people that make up less than .02 percent of the world population, and a country smaller in size than New Jersey, can incite such jealous rage around the globe.

Israel is only 65 years old, but its army is one of the mightiest on earth, its illiteracy rating is virtually zero, it is a start-up country that boasts more patents per capita than almost any other land, and its inventions of drip irrigation, cherry tomatoes, the first solar window, bikes connected to strollers, and more, benefit all people — all of it accomplished on the grains of sand whose cultivation has escaped generations of Palestinians for centuries.

Israel’s natural star power has left weak and green-eyed Palestinians incubating in a trough of self-pity from which there seems to be no recourse except to solicit company for their malaise and misery.

Israel should be commended and supported for bolstering Palestinians above and beyond their own crummy leaders and fair-weather activists. It has legitimized the hapless Middle East while fighting for its own survival, and boycotters need to re-route their circus to Russia, China, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and other armpits of the world.

But that would mean showing chutzpah. Squawky, squawk, squawk.!/BritShavana

Posted 12:00 am, February 28, 2014
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