What a horrible weekend it was.
And what a horrible sleepless night I had.
And I wasn’t even sitting in a bomb shelter!

On the contrary, far away from the terror, in (for now) safe Sweden I was tossing and turning in my bed.
The frustration I felt was out of this world.
And Monday morning, on my way to the office, I felt the frustration grow bigger and bigger. I saw my countrymen reading the morning papers and I wanted to slap some sense into them.

On Saturday night I was following the endelss rocket attacks from Gaza.
Of course not from any Swedish news outlets, nor the CNN or the BBC.
One must love Twitter and the Israeli news sites!

When a country is bombarded with rockets and the world just don’t seem to care. What’s up with that?
I try to spread the information but no one seems to care (except the ones who are already ‘enlightened’).

On Saturday night my countrymen were busy watching entertainment on television. A few cocktails and a quick shag later they fell asleep and on Sunday morning they saw The Headline.
Always the same story: “Israeli Attack Kills XX Palestinians.” And yes, yesterday this headline was yet again found in every Swedish newspaper. [Screenshot here]

The media ignores the rocket attacks and how can the public know what is happening in Israel if no one tells them?

Then why do I care so much? I mean, it affects my sleep, for crying out loud!
The real question is: why do they not care?

I have had this frustration inside of me since I got ‘enlightened’ some five years ago and I can only imagine how frustrated the Israelis must be by now.

When I, as a kid, was learning about the Holocaust, there was always just one word lingering in my head: why?
I never found the answer.
And now, many years later, as I see Israel being treated this way and no one seems to care, I again have the same word stuck in my head: why?

To end this post on a positive note I must say that however crazy the world is, more and more people are waking up. There are online-demonstrations and whatnot, and every day a new ‘enlightened’ blogger seems to pop up from nowhere.

So let’s not give up just yet.

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