El cerco de Israel sobre Gaza nos recuerda al ghetto de Varsovia

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Comparto con ustedes esta carta, escrita por intelectuales del Reino Unido, de origen judío, dirigida al diario “The Guardian” que nos muestra que no todos los judíos tienen la misma visión sobre la guerra en la franja de Gaza.

We the undersigned are all of Jewish origin. When we see the dead and bloodied bodies of young children, the cutting off of water, electricity and food, we are reminded of the siege of the Warsaw Ghetto. When Dov Weisglass, an adviser to the Israeli prime minister, Ehud Olmert, talked of putting Gazans “on a diet” and the deputy defence minister, Matan Vilnai, talked about the Palestinians experiencing “a bigger shoah” (holocaust), this reminds us of Governor General Hans Frank in Nazi-occupied Poland, who spoke of “death by hunger”.

The real reason for the attack on Gaza is that Israel is only willing to deal with Palestinian quislings. The main crime of Hamas is not terrorism but its refusal to accept becoming a pawn in the hands of the Israeli occupation regime in Palestine.

The decision last month by the EU council to upgrade relations with Israel, without any specific conditions on human rights, has encouraged further Israeli aggression. The time for appeasing Israel is long past. As a first step, Britain must withdraw the British ambassador to Israel and, as with apartheid South Africa, embark on a programme of boycott, divestment and sanctions.

Ben Birnberg, Prof Haim Bresheeth, Deborah Fink, Bella Freud, Tony Greenstein, Abe Hayeem, Prof Adah Kay, Yehudit Keshet, Dr Les Levidow, Prof Yosefa Loshitzky, Prof Moshe Machover, Miriam Margolyes, Prof Jonathan Rosenhead, Seymour Alexander, Ben Birnberg, Martin Birnstingl, Prof. Haim Bresheeth, Ruth Clark, Judith Cravitz, Mike Cushman, Angela Dale, Merav Devere, Greg Dropkin, Angela Eden, Sarah Ferner, Alf Filer, Mark Findlay, Sylvia Finzi, Bella Freud, Tessa van Gelderen, Claire Glasman, Ruth Hall, Adrian Hart, Alain Hertzmann, Abe Hayeem, Rosamene Hayeem, Anna Hellmann, Selma James, Riva Joffe, Yael Kahn, Michael Kalmanovitz, Ros Kane, Prof. Adah Kay, Yehudit Keshet, Mark Krantz, Bernice Laschinger, Pam Laurance, Dr Les Levidow, Prof. Yosefa Loshitzky, Prof. Moshe Machover, Beryl Maizels, Miriam Margolyes, Helen Marks, Martine Miel, Diana Neslen, O Neumann, Susan Pashkoff, Hon. Juliet Peston, Renate Prince, Roland Rance, Sheila Robin, Ossi Ron, Manfred Ropschitz, John Rose, Prof. Jonathan Rosenhead, Leon Rosselson, Michael Sackin, Ian Saville, Amanda Sebestyen, Sam Semoff, Prof. Ludi Simpson, Viv Stein, Inbar Tamari, Ruth Tenne, Norman Traub, Eve Turner, Tirza Waisel, Karl Walinets, Renee Walinets, Stanley Walinets, Philip Ward, Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi, Ruth Williams, Jay Woolrich, Ben Young, Myk Zeitlin, Androulla Zucker, John Zucker


4 Responses to El cerco de Israel sobre Gaza nos recuerda al ghetto de Varsovia

  1. Susana dice:

    Nila, ¿la carta está completa? No se por qué me dió la impresión de que esta cortada.

  2. Daniel Salas dice:

    Querida Nila:

    A medida que avanzan los hechos, llego con más firmeza a la siguiente conclusión:

    A Israel se le pide que haga lo que no se le pide a ningún otro país del mundo.

    Y claramente eso es discriminación.

    a) Israel tiene soportar los ataques de Hamas y Hezbola.
    b) Israel solo debería atacar si puede asegurar que no haya ningún muerto civil. Eso a pasar de que Hamás usa a los civiles y a que cuenta con el apoyo de civiles.

    Aquí tengo dos links que pueden interesar y pido que se lean con atención:


    Es un llamado a la izquierda a que aprenda a ver a su verdareo enemigo. Coloco un extracto:

    And so:
    If you judge a Jewish state by standards that you apply to no one else; if your neck veins bulge when you denounce Zionists but you’ve done no more than cluck “well, yes, very bad about Darfur”;

    if there is nothing Hamas can do that you won’t blame ‘in the final analysis’ on Israelis;

    if your sneer at the Zionists doesn’t sound a whole lot different from American neoconservative sneers at leftists;

    then you should not be surprised if you are criticized, fiercely so, by people who are serious about a just peace between Israelis and Palestinians and who won’t let you get away with a self-exonerating formula—“I am anti-Zionist but not anti-Semitic”—to prevent scrutiny. If you are anti-Zionist and not anti-Semitic, then don’t use the categories, allusions, and smug hiss that are all too familiar to any student of prejudice.

    It is time for the left that learns, that grows, that reflects, that has historical not rhetorical perspective, and that wants a future based on its own best values to say loudly to the left that never learns: You hijacked “left” in the last century, but you won’t get away with it again whatever guise you don.

    El siguiente es una reflexión de Michael Walzer sobre la proporcionalidad


    La cita que destaco: “Proportionality implies a measure, and the measure here is the value of the end-in-view. How many civilian deaths are “not disproportionate to” the value of defeating the Nazis? Answer that question, put that way, and you are likely to justify too much—and that is the way proportionality arguments have worked over most of their history.”

    Saludos. Y esperemos que haya paz pronto en Palestina y en todas partes.

  3. Nila Vigil dice:

    Querido Daniel,
    Gracias por la visita. He podido ver por tus comentarios en algunos blogs que tu lectura de los hechos es distinta a la mía. Creo que todos esperamos que haya paz en todas partes y que en ninguna parte se violen los derechos humanos. El condenar los crímenes de guerra que ha conetido Israel no significa que se pretenda que Israel tiene que soportar los ataques de Hamas. Pero bueno mi intención al poner esta carta era la de mostrar que hay distintas voces dentro de los judíos


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