Home truths

I was speaking this morning on new AM station Radio 2 about the Gaza withdrawal. Hosts Ian Rogerson and Mikey Robbins wanted to know the real agenda behind Ariel Sharon’s moves and I was more than happy to explain his intention of maintaining the West Bank occupation. The news that a Jewish fundamentalist has killed three Palestinians in a crazy attempt to stop the evacuation proves that Israel has created a monster within.

After the interview, the show’s producer thanked me for my time. She said: “you know, when you see these mussies do all these suicide bombings and realise that Israel is surrounded by all these millions of Palestinians, it must be hard.” For the uninitiated, “mussies” was short for Muslims. I politely explained that the situation was complex and Israel was certainly far from blameless.

We have a long way to go.

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