The Zionist Conspiracy
Monday, December 12, 2005
Leon Wieseltier Bashes Munich
In this week's issue of The New Republic, Leon Wieseltier (not exactly a supporter of right-wing Israelis) echoes my own criticism of Munich:
Palestinians murder, Israelis murder. Palestinians show evidence of a conscience, Israelis show evidence of a conscience. Palestinians suppress their scruples, Israelis suppress their scruples. Palestinians make little speeches about home and blood and soil, Israelis make little speeches about home and blood and soil. Palestinians kill innocents, Israelis kill innocents. All these analogies begin to look ominously like the sin of equivalence, and so it is worth pointing out that the death of innocents was an Israeli mistake but a Palestinian objective...
The film has no place in its heart for Israel... There are two kinds of Israelis in Munich: cruel Israelis with remorse and cruel Israelis without remorse...
Munich prefers a discussion of counterterrorism to a discussion of terrorism; or it thinks that they are the same discussion. This is an opinion that only people who are not responsible for the safety of other people can hold.