The Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth, although left-leaning, is one of the pillars of the Israeli media. In fact, it’s the most widely-read paper in the country, and I am one of its readers. On June 6, while scanning the paper’s Ynet website, I suddenly came across an article that left me totally flabbergasted. It started with this paragraph:
The German-Jewish organization Jewish Voice for Peace in the Middle East is preparing a Jewish flotilla to the Gaza Strip. “We intend to leave around July,” a member of the organization, Kate Leitrer, said to Ynet. “We have one small craft so far, in which there will be between 12 and 16 people, mostly Jews.”
“Mostly idiots!” I wanted to shout. “And not just regular idiots, like all 700 passengers of the Turkish flotilla that was stopped by the Israeli Navy on May 31, but useful idiots, playing willingly the dirty games invented by the sworn enemies of Israel and the Jewish people!”
I went on reading:
Leitrer, herself Jewish, said there was great interest in joining. “Getting another boat means more expenses, and we’re discussing this possibility,” she said. “Because of limited space, there will be school equipment, candy, and mainly musical equipment, and there’ll be musicians aboard who’ll teach the children of Gaza.”
To teach the children of Gaza?! Ms. Leitrer, the children of Gaza do not need your musical lessons. Most of them, starting at age 6, have already been taught how to handle the AK-47 and prepare suicide belts, while reading by heart passages from the Koran condemning Jews as the most implacable enemies of the Islam. The best classical music for their ears is the sound of a shooting Kalashnikov!
“Jews have been to Gaza in the past, and they were treated in a friendly manner,” Leitrer continued.
Edith Lutz, a German Jewish member of the organization, said to Ynet that the vessel is already anchored in Mediterranean waters, and that the organization had received many requests from Jews and non-Jews to take part in the flotilla.
Lutz explained that the Jewish flotilla aims to convey a message [to Israel]: Lift the siege.
I think the best message that Israel could convey to this bunch of useful idiots would be this: to let them enter the Israeli territorial waters, then arrest all of them for violation of the border, and put them in a high-security jail.
There they would have plenty of time to teach classical music to the blood-covered terrorists from Gaza.