Following this post on CiF I'm republishing this blogpost:
I. Remember the surreal "proportionality " argument
taken by some media persons as a convenient dart to throw at Israel
when it launched its attack on Gaza in an attempt to stop the barrage of
rockets aimed at killing Israelis and Israeli babies? What it boiled down to, was very simple: Not enough Israeli babies were killed by the Gazan rockets. Or, to put it more bluntly, in positive terms, more Israeli babies should have been killed, before those particular media persons could be persuaded that stopping the rockets would be justified.
II. Prof,. AbuKhalil frowns at the rate of births in Israel.*
He seems to find something suspect and even genocidal in the trend by
Israeli families to make babies, and in the Israeli medicare system that
goes to a great deal of effort and expense to make sure Israeli babies
are born healthy, and that those families who cannot make babies so
easily will get a chance to have their babies, despite their biological
difficulties (I mean, of course, having relatively easy access to
The Essence of Hatred
How do I know the prof. perceives something suspect and even genocidal in the trend by Israeli families to make babies?
You need to read the entry on his Angry Arab blog, in which he quotes
from three articles which discuss the increased birth rate of children
in Israel, and the meticulous care by the medical institutions of the
state, and labels them:
According to the professor of political science at California State University, Stanislaus and visiting professor at UC, Berkeley, the
increased rate of child bearing levels among Israelis is tantamount to a
genocidal instinct towards Palestinians. How else can you explain the
fantastic leap from the subject of the articles he quotes to the title
he chooses for this entry? Note how he starts with: Zionism is always racism before inserting the fear of Palestinian babies.
AbuKhalil does not wish for the Jewish population of Israel to grow. The
joy and optimism that are conveyed through the natural growth of the
Jewish population is for him a form of genocidal racism.
III. Now combine that with the media premise that I pointed to in section I, and what do you get?
the one hand, not enough Israeli babies are killed. On the other hand,
too many Israeli babies are born. Both statements are presented as bad
Let's see what we get when we take these premises and act on their logic:
More Israeli babies need to be killed.
Less Israeli babies need to be born.
Bottom line: There must be less Israeli (by which both premises imply actually Jewish) babies.
IV: Some tangentially relevant statistics:
In 1933, the world's Jewish population at that time was estimated at 15.3
80 years since world Jewry numbered more than 15 million, the loss of the six million has not been recovered.
Still, prof. AbuKhalil, who teaches American students at an American university of a good standing laments that Jewish Israelis produce more babies than would suit his perverted moral universe. And still, media persons fancying themselves on the side of universal justice, humanism and equality, lament that not more Jewish Israelis babies were/are killed before their Jewish-Israeli parents need to take steps to protect them from such genocidal killings.
V. And just for the hell of it, here are some other tangentially relevant statistics:
According to this source, the number of Palestinian Arabs in 1946 was: ~ 1, 221,000
According to this source, the estimated number of Palestinians all over
World by the end of 2005 is 10.1 million.
Less than 50 years after the Palestinian "Nakba", and for all the genocide that Israel is accused by the likes of AbuKhalil and his ilk, to have perpetrated upon these Palestinians, their population worldwide sprang from 1.2 million to possibly 11 millions today.
And still, the
professor from the State University of California bewails the fact that
Jewish babies are born in Israel at an unseemly rate.
How do you define the essence of evil?
* "If I can send the flower of the German nation into the hell of war without the smallest pity for the shedding of precious German blood, then surely I have the right to remove millions of an inferior race that breeds like vermin."