Israeli Guy has written an interesting post about the International Solidarity Movement. The ISM is trying to demolish the wall that the Israeli government is erecting to protect Israelis from terrorism. More significantly:
The news item in Channel 1 showed a video from the scene, it showed a bunch of Palestinians marching with ISM people in front. The ISM members where shouting in English a very familiar Arab slogan:
“From the river to the sea
Palestine will be free”
He goes on to translate this for the benefit of readers who are unfamiliar with the region's history. The “river” is the Jordan River which marks the eastern border of Israel and the West Bank. The “sea” is the Mediterranean Sea to the west of Israel.
“From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free” means abolish Israel and include its territory in a unitary Arab state. This is the position of non-compromise and non-coexistence that made peace between the Arabs and Israel impossible for decades because it was, for all practical purposes, a call to genocide. It is a position that even the PLO ostensibly renounced over a decade ago and is today openly advocated only by the likes of Hamas and Islamic Jihad.
And Al Quaeda. And the ISM.
So at the very least the ISM are villepinists (idiotarians),
but is that too charitable a word for them? They are calling for the destruction of Israel, they are actively sabotaging Israeli security, and giving aid to murderers... Are the ISM merely villepinists or have they crossed the line that separates mere fellow-travelling from evil?