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The Kingdom of the Blind

Of course, there were the usual readers’ letters in ‘Haaretz’, and even more so in the ‘Jerusalem Post’ today and there they were, complaining that a poster from the Israeli Tourist Board has been removed from the London Underground because it showed a map of Israel with the occupied Golan Heights and the Palestinian territories with Israel’s borders.(1) Yes, the usual drivel, it is to be expected. However, for me, the map you can see in the picture, …. well, an appropriate analogy would be the German Tourist Board putting up a map of Germany in the borders of 1937, Still, those twats won’t see it like that, because they really don’t see and how can they when their horizons invariably end at ‘Haaretz’ or, even worse, the ‘Jerusalem Post’?
The ‘Jerusalem Post’ writes, “The Syrian Embassy and pro-Palestinian groups complained about it because the featured map appeared to show the territories Israel captured in the 1967 Mideastwar – the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and the Golan Heights – within the borders of the Jewish state, according to the Israeli Tourism Ministry and the British standards authority,”(2) and if you tell part of the truth all of the time and all of the truth none of the time, the result has to be that type of subjectivity that constititutes that type of grand self deceit that has ultimately led to Zionistan resembling the kingdom of the blind. ‘Haaretz’ repeats the ‘Jerusalem Post’ story saying that, “The Syrian Embassy and pro-Palestinian groups complained about it (the poster) because the featured map appeared to show the territories Israel captured in the 1967 Mideast war – the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and the Golan Heights – within the borders of Israel, according to the Israeli Tourism Ministry and the British standards authority.”(3) “Appeared to show” or did show? A photo of the poster has been attached above.
This type of “chutzpah” is to be expected from the Zionist state and the drivel that comes out of the kingdom of the blind can hardly be surprising. More interestingly, however, is
Haroon Siddique and Hélène Mulholland, from the ‘Guardian’ when they write on the same story, “The Palestinian Solidarity Campaign and Jews for Justice for Palestinians both complained to the ASA as well as to CBS Outdoor, which is responsible for the poster sites, and Transport for London (TfL), which said it received more than 600 complaints.”(4) Now, we are beginning to get the picture and in the kingdom of the blind, it might be enough, to feed our ignoramuses with bits of the truth, but the whole truth and nothing but the truth? The Syrian Embassy and some pro-Palestinian groups, Jews for Justice for Palestinians and a few hundred more people have complained and, and why? Well, maybe the Palestinians were a trifle upset at seeing their country “officially” disappear from the planet, and with some young Londoner looking at that map Palestine was disappearing, and maybe, just maybe some of the Londoners who complained just found the poster as tasteless as they would have found a poster showing Germany in its 1937 borders. More important, however, is that the “Jews for Justice for Palestinians” complained, for it is these people who represent real hope for the future and that is why this latest disgusting piece of “chutzpah” has a postive twist, Whatever, the Zionists contend, or say, Israel, the World Jewish Congress, AIPAC and their allies and affliates do not only not represent western civiisation, they don’t even begin to represent all Jews or, indeed, all Israelis. Yes, we can hope!
1 http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1087487.html
2 http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1242212443109&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull
3 ibid (see one above)
4 http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/may/22/israel-underground-ads-occupied-territories-map

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There are a lot of poor bastards out there being used and abused; it is just not cricket "old bean". Something tells me that ignorance is not bliss, but is, in fact, simply ignorance and in the global village we cannot look the other way.

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