Monday, January 12, 2009

Oren: a historian participating in killing children in Gaza

"What is remarkable, though, is that Oren, AIPAC’s favorite historian, is listed simply as “a distinguished fellow at the Shalem Center and a professor at the foreign service school of Georgetown University.” What they forgot to note, of course, is that Oren is currently in Gaza, in the uniform of the Israeli Defense Force, in which he is a reserve officer whose current duty is as a media officer working to shape perceptions of the Gaza operation. I’d have thought that should have been made clear." Just imagine: imagine if an Arab academic were to go to Gaza and join a Palestinian group in fighting Israeli terrorist occupiers. Imagine the uproar. Just remember the uproar when Edward Said threw a rock at Israel. A rock, for potato's sake. (thanks Sellam)