Friday, June 5, 2009
Filmed by Max Blumenthal and Joseph Dana in Jerusalem
"Based on our interviews these people were from high socio economic backgrounds and had developed thoughts about current Israeli politics. The question is why more journalists are not covering this story. All you have to do is walk the streets of Jerusalem and you will find dozens of people that harbor the same beliefs. As a resident of Jerusalem, I can say that the people represented in this video are not members of a fringe group or simply drunk college kids. These people reflect the sentiments shared by many people in this country and this city. These people and their families are the core of the opposition to meaningful peace between Israel and her neighbors. This is what Obama is up against." - Joseph Dana
Words have meaning. Inconceivable. I don't think that "most shocking" means what he thinks it means. The language of the drunk kids is foul, but I imagine if you went to Berkeley and interviewed some drunk students after asking them about, let's say, Bush, well, I imagine the language would be colorful and shocking. Or perhaps the new Black Panthers. It is kind of shocking that he says this is the "core" of the opposition to meaningful peace in Israel? Really? Is he serious? The core? I am sure the president of Iran will be glad to know he is not the problem.