samedi 10 janvier 2009


Why is the Israeli war attracting so much attention. I mean so much? The death of civilians obviously, but there is something else that keeps one returning to this abject conflict. It is the idea that Israel itself, the politicians 'in charge' and all the history and fighting, encapsulate the tensions, hatreds and contradictions not only of Israel, of postmodern Europe but perhaps even capitalism itself. Here is how it expresses itself on the personal level, ""It's weird that we have to take lives in order to save lives," Ms. Znaty says. "But we were held hostage by Hamas while our government ignored us, and now we fight back. I am sorry, but I am happy."