J’accuse, to use Emile Zola’s open letter on Dreyfus affair….. I accuse the radical left of pure antisemitism. Some 70,000 civilians were killed in Afghanistan, 200,000 in Iraq, 150,000 in Lebanon, 300,000 in Syria, 20,000 in Libya, 150,000 in Yemen and the radical left remained silent, because there were no Jews to be accused.

I do have lots of sympathies for the poor Gaza civilians. Even though many of them voted for Hamas and probably many of them still believe the lies of Hamas, they do not deserve the suffering that they are going through. But Hamas started this war and Hamas can end it immediately by releasing all the hostages and by anticipating the ultimate fate of either surrender or being killed.

Israel just can not afford (not anymore…) to give in to Hamas and placate world opinion.

The Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority, Shtayyeh, is right when he says that Israel can kill the Hamas leaders but not their philosophy. Israel can not…. but he and all the Arab leaders can by changing the religious and cultural upbringing of their children from hate to co-existence. It is on them, not on Israel.

J’accuse the radical left and big part of the media, by ignoring that the pressure must be on Hamas and on those aiding and supporting Hamas (Iran, Qatar, Turkey), and not on Israel. I accuse and I am angry.

About the Author
Born in the Netherlands, graduated from the Universite de Geneve and the Graduate Institute of International Studies, also in Geneva. Fluent in Dutch, French, English and Spanish, with some knowledge of German, as well as a bit of Ivrit. Spent my working career working in finance in Amsterdam, Paris, London, Geneva, Panama, Mexico and Miami. I am now semi-retired.