Please Be Advised
You Are About To Hear An Excerpt
Of The National Anthem

click.jpg

Friday, January 16, 2009

Italian Parliamentarians Rally For Israel


The other day, we had a discussion on one of the comments threads about which country might deserve an award for being the greatest Dar al-Harb. The three that were suggested were Australia, Italy, and Denmark.

This story functions as another vote for Italy.


Around 100 Italian Parliament members rallied in Rome at the Piazza Montecitorio for Israel.

A friend passed this on--
Fiamma Nirenstein, a journalist and some-time resident of Jerusalem, is a new Member
of the Italian Parliament who is outspoken on Israel's behalf. She writes below that there is increasing understanding of what Israel is facing in its current war. 
Dear friends, 

We didn't expect what you see now in the picture. This is the square of the Italian Parliament in Rome, Piazza Montecitorio: you can see the Palace on top of the square, and in front a lot of Israeli flags. That was yesterday night from 6,30 to 9,30 pm. What you cannot see here, is the extraordinary number and variety of members of the Parliament, about 100 from all political sides, that took the stage during our marathon: for about three hours we have been speaking about the role of Israel, its right to self defense, its moral height, its fight in name of all of us, of our civilization and values, against the wild hate of the Islamic jihad represented by hamas. It seems to me that for the first time in the too long history of the arab Israeli conflict, apart from a minority of crazy leftists and fascists that took the street on anti-Semitic slogans, we have obtained a huge consensus about one critical point: this is not an episode of a local conflict, there is nothing in it that reminds the land for peace theme that has characterized the Palestinian issue. This is an episode of the attack agains the western world, and Iran has a lot to do with it. 
The change of attitude is great: the dictatorial religious nature of Hamas and the democratic, civilized nature of Israel are seen face to face for what they are at least by the European elite at large, dead and wounded notwithstanding, and there rises an identification with Israel against a regime that uses human shields and promises slaughters of Jews in its charter.

What happens today, at least in Italy, is the defeat and fall of the leftist ideologies: ideology has been the fig leaf that has allowed to justify all the most violent crimes and most disgusting verbal attacks. If Arafat launched the terrorist Intifada, if he promoted the martyrdom of children in public speeches, the ideologists were ready to justify him with the issues of occupation, the Palestinian misery and loss of any hope. Not the same with Hamas. History, in Italy, has brought to a profound crisis the ideology of revolution and the justification of any cruel attack against a pretended unjust imperialist order. That time is in good part over, nobody will see Hamas as the resolution of the problem and not as the problem itself. I also think that the word "peace" has lost that healing meaning that it had until yesterday. The new non-ideological point of view sees that there is no peace when one of the contenders doesn't want it, and that even if the world in the short run asks for a truce, in the long run requests a defeat of Hamas. 

Well, yesterday night many people, Ministers and Members of Parliament, composed a very new, interesting puzzle of opinions. I think that when you are not overwhelmed by exotic thirdworldism, the images of children educated as hate machines, the speeches of jihad leaders, from Ahmadinejad to Nasrallah, to Hanje, that deny the holocaust and promise death to Jewish and Christians too, have on us a result of great disgust. Westerners, thanks God, can still be disgusted by an uncivilized level of political speech. 

But most of all, in the Parliament square, many of the Parliament Members said: "I love Israel". You can't imagine how many. 
Fiamma Nirenstein
Bookmark and Share
posted by Pastorius at permanent link#

6 Comments:

Blogger jeppo said...

OT,
Pastorius, I just read your comment in the Auster thread over at LGF. Just so you know, Charles is lying again.

Friday, January 16, 2009 10:36:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

I actually posted on that, thanks Jeppo.

Saturday, January 17, 2009 12:45:00 am  
Blogger jeppo said...

Once again I'm a day late and dollar short around here LOL. I think Charles really wanted to smear Auster as a David Duke-style racist and anti-Semite because Auster is CJ's number one critic

Saturday, January 17, 2009 1:59:00 am  
Blogger Pastorius said...

Well, I basically did the same thing, though I did put a question mark at the end of it.

Let's face it, Auster isn't exactly on my side of the race issue.

Is anyone?

;-)

Saturday, January 17, 2009 2:59:00 am  
Blogger rumcrook said...

maybe they saw first hand the muslim hordes praying in front of the churches......

Saturday, January 17, 2009 3:17:00 am  
Blogger Pastorius said...

Yep, I'll bet that had something to do with it. Good point.

Saturday, January 17, 2009 3:28:00 am  

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home