▶ Bruce Gagnon: Everyone Knows Israel Has the Bomb (Uri Avnery, The Speech)

Israeli elder, veteran journalist Uri Avnery shares his long lifetime of acquired wisdom in reflecting on Netanyahu’s address to the Congress of the United States.

Rise Up Times

WHAT IS Netanyahu’s alternative to Obama’s policy? As Obama was quick to point out, he offered none.

 

Posted by Bruce Gagnon  Organizing Notes  March 6, 2015

The Speech

By Uri Avnery (Israel)

SUDDENLY IT reminded me of something.

I was watching The Speech by Binyamin Netanyahu before the Congress of the United States. Row upon row of men in suits (and the occasional woman), jumping up and down, up and down, applauding wildly, shouting approval.

It was the shouting that did it. Where had I heard that before?

And then it came back to me. It was another parliament in the mid-1930s. The Leader was speaking. Rows upon rows of Reichstag members were listening raptly. Every few minutes they jumped up and shouted their approval.

Of course, the Congress of the United States of America is no Reichstag. Members wear dark suits, not brown shirts. They do not…

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