Hizbollah

I think I may have been a little two soft on that antisemitic hack Deborah Orr (why is that whenever I say her name I keep thinking I’m dropping my H’s?) .

Her suggestion that Israel showed a lack of  regard for human life because of its monumental concession of releasing over a 1000 terrorists for one Israeli, was not merely antisemitic, it also showed what a vile and repugnant human being she is.   Indeed her views are so loathsome it is hard to understand how any respectable newspaper could employ her.  But then again, no respectable newspaper does.

Professor Alan Johnson wrote a reply to Deborah Orr’s anti-semitic article in the Guardian and offered it to that same publication.  Needless to say the Guardian refused to publish it.  It was posted on “Harry’s Place” but there appears to be a problem linking to that site.  if you cannot follow this link: http://hurryupharry.org/2011/10/24/deborah-orr-should-stop-playing-with-matches/ try the following cached version http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://hurryupharry.org/

Here are some other articles that might interest you:

http://cifwatch.com/2011/10/21/on-the-explicit-antisemitism-of-the-guardians-deborah-orr/

http://cifwatch.com/2011/10/24/jewish-supremacism-revisited-and-deborah-orrs-faulty-memory/

What is really amazing is that Orr makes no  effort to even sound serious.  She makes no effort to discuss the issues pertaining to a country’s commitment to its citizens or the extent thereof.  She makes no effort to analyze what the released prisoners being released did or didn’t do, or the circumstances of their imprisonment or what would have been their fate if there had been no negotiations, or at least no successful negotiations.  She  makes no genuine attempt at an analysis of a nation that is ready to release convicted murderers to obtain the release of a hostage.  She makes no effort to prove her implied thesis that terrorist violence is the only path open to the Palestinians.  She makes no effort to discuss the extent to which the Palestinians (or at least their leaders) are the authors of their own misfortune.  She makes no effort to discuss the fact that Shalit was kidnapped after Israel had withdrawn from Gaza.   All of these are issues that an intelligent and honest journalist could, should and would discuss are conspicuously absent from her article.  But then again Orr has a deeper handicap to her journalistic career than mere antisemitism or ingrained dishonesty: she is is also a very stupid woman.