Israeli prime minister Netanyahu is not going to give into international pressure to let up on bombing the Gaza strip.
It doesn’t matter how many bloodied bodies of Palestinian children are paraded in front of him, all he chooses to see in those children are future terrorists who want to “destroy” Israel for him to get over it.
He knows that no one is going to do anything about it because he’s alone on this thing.
He prefers it that way when he doesn’t get the support he wants.
Right now, I’m having trouble trying to understand on what side the world is with this issue.
Over the past several months, we’ve seen a lot of about time reactions to what new generations see as immoral and criminal actions by people in power and conflict.
Because more of us can put pressure on these people hoping the discussion will change something along the way, such as the #bringbackourgirls campaign that at least let the Nigerian government know what a big part of the world thought of them.
It’s kind of like telling off some asshole or community bully off and getting some satisfaction in return.
Because that does need to happen.
When U.S. secretary of state John Kerry was flying around the planet last year, trying to help get a peace deal between Palestinians and Israel, I wrote a post about why the Obama administration was reacting appropriately for once.
It seems that with everything that’s going on now, that it was the correct response to Israels’ attempts to look for support. (continue reading)*
*Article was originally posted on Teckler but deleted when that company folded.