April 11, 2009

Dutch Labor Party politician on the brink of becoming a decent human being

The Netherlands must impose economic sanctions against Israel if the new government in Jerusalem thwarts the peace process with the Palestinians, the Dutch Labor party said last week.

Members of Labor, which is a member of government as the country's second largest party, said they intended to write a manifesto on the matter to the foreign minister, Maxime Verhagen, from the centrist ruling CDA party, who is largely seen as a staunch supporter of Israel.

In an interview for Radio 1, Labor's Martijn van Dam said his party insisted that Verhagen and the European Union take "concrete" action that demands Israel accept Hamas as a partner for dialog. Van Dam also lamented the Netherlands and the European Union's decision to blacklist Hamas.

Van Dam went on to call Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman "an extremist who is on the brink of racism," adding: "This is not a government with much prospect for peace." (Haaretz
Martijn van Dam is on the brink of decency. Lieberman only "on the brink of racism"? And what about Tzipi Livni, Ehud Barak, Tzipi Livni, Shimon Peres? What about the judges who just decided that killling an Arab is not a big deal? What about the crowds that came to picnic in front of the slaughter on Gaza? How far are they from "the brink of racism"? When according to these European party clowns will they pass the "brink" and be actual racists? Only when they build gas chambers and ovens?

Still, it's nice to see a European pol on the brink of decency. Let's just hope enough of them cross over the brink before the genocide accelerates.


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