Israel, Syria and Mid-East contrasts

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It’s being reported that somewhere around 20 people were killed when hundreds of Syrian “protesters” attempted to invade Israeli territory today, and were fired upon by Israeli soldiers. It doesn’t take a geopolitical-egghead-genius to see that the Assad regime is trying to distract from its own ongoing and far more efficient killing spree against Syrian citizens who are demanding something like basic human rights. Nevertheless, this new tactic of throwing willing martyrs at the borders of Israel is one that seems likely to continue, and has to worry the Israelis. At some point international pressure will rise and say, “Israel has no right to shoot these people” (i.e. no right to defend its borders) and that’s when the crowds will really start gathering.

Meanwhile, in Tel-Aviv the other night, 5,000 people marched in the name of welcoming a Palestinian state on the 1967 borders — many leftist Jews marching effectively in support of the destruction of their own country. Oddly enough, there were no massacres of these rebels; only one arrest was reported for an attack on a police officer.

But Israel, of-course, is the source of all the trouble in the Middle East.