Tuesday, July 18

Washington Post: 'Israel is a mistake' (UPDATED)

(Dear readers, please put down that coffee or tea you're sipping, so it won't get sprayed all over the screen before reading further).

A certain Mr. Richard Co-hen (damn, what's with those odd Jewish-sounding names, anyway...) screeding in the prestigious Washington Post (what's up with that?) opines that:

"The greatest mistake Israel could make at the moment is to forget that Israel itself is a mistake. It is an honest mistake, a well-intentioned mistake, a mistake for which no one is culpable, but the idea of creating a nation of European Jews in an area of Arab Muslims (and some Christians) has produced a century of warfare and terrorism of the sort we are seeing now. Israel fights Hezbollah in the north and Hamas in the south, but its most formidable enemy is history itself."

No doubt Mr. Co-hen, and his editors would like to hear from you. You can also contact them here.

Please do give him my warmest regards in your closely-reasoned, brief, and cool-headed discussion of what's what.

Oh yes, almost forgot: The Post's Ombudsman, Deborah Howell, is the readers' representative within the newspaper. E-mail her at ombudsman@washpost.com or call 202-334-7582.

Guess I posted this a bit too soon and could'a made a few bucks - er' shekels - at the WaPo: "Israel Dismantles; World's Problem's End"

If you bloggers post about this, please trackback or comment here, so we over at the secret WJIC (World Jewish-Israeli Conspiracy) can keep up with the luv.

UPDATE: Hey, Richard? Whassup' with that prayer your people always mumble... something, something about some guy named "Al Minim?" Readers - any ideas?

James Taranto at the Wall Street Journal "replies:"

"Some have criticized Israel for not responding proportionately to the attacks, but we'd counsel patience. After all, the Israelis aren't done yet."

UPDATE: Carl over at Israel Matzav has the ultimate in annotated, nuanced, "Fisking" throwdowns... It's long, but hey, Jerusalem wasn't built in a day, Mr. Co-hen...


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I read the article. There is nothing hateful about it.

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