Letting Zionists occupy the moral high ground on the bigotry issue is not just wrong on facts, but a disaster politically.

By Philip Weiss, Mondoweiss

The insanity of Israeli’s actions in Gaza were exposed for all to see – all those in the world who don’t value Palestinian lives – when its army killed three half naked men waving a white flag and then discovered they were Israeli hostages. A tragedy, no doubt. But that tragedy has unfolded for Palestinians thousands and thousands of times over.

atomic bomb mushroom cloud over Hiroshima, Japan 1945

“Israel has been unable to achieve even one of the goals that it publicly set for itself at the outset of the war,” Tareq Hajjaj writes at our site.

And this week even Joe Biden seemed to be having enough. He warned donors in Washington, including a former AIPAC president, that Israel is “starting to lose… support by the indiscriminate bombing that takes place.”

Biden then told the donors that Netanyahu justified the bombing by likening it to Hiroshima and the carpet bombing of Germany. Yes, you heard that right:

It was pointed out to me — I’m being very blunt with you all — it was pointed out to me that — by Bibi — that “Well, you carpet-bombed Germany. You dropped the atom bomb. A lot of civilians died.”

Biden says he responded, “Yeah, that’s why all these institutions were set up after World War Two to see to it that it didn’t happen again.”

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