Recently the Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem released a video showing an Israeli solider shooting an Israeli protester with a rubber bullet at close range. The vid got me thinking about the following question: Would Gandhi have survived Israel? My response to that question is my latest from Jewcy. Here is a taste:
The “Gandhi in Palestine” theory also ignores the reality that the Israeli heart, like an egg in boiling water, has become hardened. It’s not that the Israeli people are lacking in compassion. It’s just that the situation has created more than one wall dividing us from the Palestinians. The only reason we pay attention to this video is because it captures an Israeli solider shooting a fellow Israeli. Were this a Palestinian, we would not have cared. Indeed, it would take a great deal of exposure to lucid raw injustice to weaken our Dershowitzian Super-Egos — those voices inside our heads that have been fine-tuned to explain away and assuage our guilt.
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