John Scrivener, Main Arm
In recent weeks letters have appeared in The Echo accusing me of seeking to ‘stir up hatred against Israel’ and making it ‘look like an evil state’. In each case The Echo has declined to publish my responses. The implication is that Israel doesn’t deserve the criticism, it’s an innocent victim that is being unfairly criticised by someone who is simply prejudiced against Jews.
It is indicative of the self-absorbed nature of Zionist partisans that they invariably consider criticism of Israel to be motivated by irrational hatred, bias and anti-semitism. Nowhere in their tedious propaganda is there a glimmer of compassion for the Palestinians or an awareness that concern for the plight of Palestinians motivates critics of the Zionist agenda.