One of the reasons why people like kaytee have been and still am pissed off with the (rightwing/ultra) Israelis is that these ar$eh*les are supposed to be the children of the Holocaust victims, yet they behave precisely like Nazis, indulging in brutalities, ghetto-risation and group punishment of Palestinians (e.g. a Palestinian son is a suspected terrorist, his parents' house would be demolished and f* the parents and siblings-children). Therefore their crimes are doubly more difficult to forgive.
Thus it was hardly surprising that in Malaysia there have been criticisms against Israel for her usual brutalities and indiscriminate atrocities against the Palestinian people, most recent of which had been the slaying of 9 passengers on a ship in the Peace Flotilla.
Malaysiakini also reported that: The Dewan Rakyat has passed a resolution to strongly condemn Israel's attack on a humanitarian aid vessel and urged the UN Security Council to initiate legal action against the Zionist regime through the International Criminal Court (ICC).
It was an unanimous resolution!
But at the same time there have been some Malaysian bloggers, mainly non-Malays, who defended Israel's action and/or attacked the Turks' (thus the Palestinians') in their blogs or on Facebook.
I wonder which of the following reasons has led them to do so:
(1) They believe Israel was right or/and Palestinians were wrong;
(2) They support Israel politically, religiously or/and morally;
(3) They do so just to spite the Malays and local Muslims;
(4) They were practicing the concept of "the enemy of my enemy is my friend"?
If they support Israel or/and criticize/condemn Palestinians because of above reasons (1) and (2) I have to respect or just accept their views (though of course I don’t agree with them).
However, if they do so because of above reasons (3) and (4) I would find that ironical.
As racial 'victims', the Palestinians are precisely in the same position (actually worse off) as those bloggers are, or think/believe they are. Both Israel and UMNO-ruled Malaysia are ethno-religious racist administrations.
If you’re a non-Malay blogger who voiced your condemnation against or sneered at the Palestinians or/and your support for Israel, well, whatever grieves you because of UMNO policies, think of the poor Palestinians because those poor Arabs are getting it a thousand times worse off.
So, when you support the Israelis just to spite the Muslims or Malays (or because you are anti all Muslims) you’re effectively supporting UMNO in its ketuanan Melayu discrimination against you.
Food for thoughts?