Friday, August 26, 2005

Poetic Justice for AIPAC?

By Yehoshua S. Hecht

Poetic justice is the term employed for the rewarding of virtue and the punishment of vice, often in an especially appropriate or ironic manner. "What comes around goes around." In its purest form, poetic justice is when one character plots to undermine another and then ends up caught in his own trap....

.....This past May, AIPAC held it’s largest-ever Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. The Conference brought together more than 4,000 pro-Israel activists from all 50 States. Featured speakers included Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY), and dozens more. AIPAC unabashedly promoted the conference as being “To support the Disengagement”.

It is apparent to me that with the help of AIPAC’s influence within the Washington beltway, the 9,000 Jews of Gush Katif were banished from their beautiful and thriving communities. AIPAC, together with many more American Jewish organizations, betrayed innocent Jews whose only crime was that they were living in Gaza on land they stole from nobody.

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