An old political cartoon, coloured. I was reminded of it last week, after the burning of a Palestinian family (including a year and a half-old baby) by Israeli terrorists. My douche bag of a Prime Minister spoke out against this act, making sure to remind us that we Israelis are not like the Palestinians - we don't name city squares after terrorists!! Well, ignoring people like Baruch Goldstein, the doctor who cold-bloodedly murdered almost a hundred people, praying in a mosque, and has a street named after him in Kiriat Arba, let's look at some of our past prime ministers:
* Menachem Begin was the head of Etzel (Irgun), an organization that carried out many attacks against Arab civilians and British civil servants during the pre-independence years - including the bombing of the King David hotel in the Jerusalem and the Arab market in Haifa.
* Yitzhak Shamir (pictured here as the lamb about to serve as the Sharon family dinner) was head of Lehi (The Stern Gang), an extreme offshoot of Begin's Irgun. Among other acts of terror, Shamir plotted the 1944 assassination of Lord Moyne, the British Minister for Middle East Affairs.
* Last but not least: Arik Sharon, a legendary soldier, who in the '50s led some ruthless attacks on Jordanian villages and police outposts in retaliation for attacks on Israeli civilians. He is also the genius who master-minded the hare-brained invasion of Lebanon in 1982, causing thousands of Lebanese civilians casualties, getting us stuck there for 18 years (with hundreds of casualties of our own), leaving with our tails between our legs with only the growth of Hezbollah to show for our troubles. (Hey, why does this sound familiar? mmm...)
So, yes, Bibi: go out and check. Lots and lots of streets, city squares, schools etc. in Israel are named after terrorists and mass murderers. Instead of trying to show your total moral superiority, how about you get off your ass and fucking try to end this nightmare?