[Haveil Havalim is here]
The sentiment is all over the blogs, Netanyahu has emphasized it, all sorts of ambassadors and consuls and spokesmen have underscored it, but I can’t get into it.
"They kill, we build," the line goes. "They murder tiny infants, we build homes for families."
But it’s no consolation for the massacre of the Fogel family in Itamar.
And more, the public relations argument that we build and Palestinian Arabs murder babies is irrelevant, a response to a straw man argument that no one has alleged.
The world doesn't claim we destroy. The world's actual argument is that we are stealing land. So to them, the government’s permission to build hundreds more apartments is, “They kill, we steal.”
I'm not saying we shouldn't build. We must build. But stop making an empty PR argument out of it.
The world doesn't get it, they won't get it, and certainly not when we respond to straw men.
Sorry to be so depressing this morning, but there it is.