by Ted Rudow III,MA ( Tedr77 [at] aol.com )
Friday Nov 2nd, 2007 9:06 AM
By forbidding the cutting off of electricity, Attorney General Mazuz prevented Israel from arousing the anger of the entire world. But the collective punishment he didn't stop, the ever tightening siege of the Gaza Strip.
The State of Israel prevents the entry of vital goods – from fuel to baby food and everything in between. No one is allowed in or out - neither students on their way to study nor terminal patients in urgent need of medical care. Today, eighty percent of the Gazans are under the poverty line – without money to buy what the shops still have.
The American government can be amazingly hypocritical when it comes to promoting human rights. Another pointed out that human rights activists in the Middle East say they can’t even use the word “democracy” anymore — it’s become a dirty word because of what people have seen going on in Gaza. Maybe other nations would have a little more respect for the United States if they saw it promoting freedom and human rights and democracy among its allies.
Ted Rudow III,MA