PIC, January 19, 2010
The brutal ugliness of the collective Israeli mentality seems to know no limits. Indeed, one wouldn’t go too far by arguing that the patterns of Israeli behaviors, nearly at all levels, reflect a real mental sickness.
In recent days, three observations of Israeli behaviors attracted my attention.
First, the Ayalon affair. Last week, Israeli Deputy-Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon called in the Turkish ambassador to reprimand him over a TV program that showed Israeli agents abducting children and shooting old men, an indisputably routine practice by the Israeli occupation army in both the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
A Jewish supremacist, Ayalon seated the Turkish ambassador Ahmet Oguz Celikkol on a chair lower than his own chair, ostensibly to humiliate him and show him "who the master is."
He actually instructed a host of cameramen he had invited to "cover" the event to focus on the "inferiority" of the Turk vis-à-vis himself and the contemptible treatment meted out to the Turkish diplomat.
Ayalon is not an amateur diplomat. He has more than 20 years of experience of diplomatic service. He is also a former ambassador to the United States. Hence, the sickening conduct on his part can’t be explained away by citing inexperience.
The only explanation for Ayalon’s behavior is that he is suffering from a combination of mental disorder including superiority complex, megalomania, self-inflated ego and self-absorbedness. These are serious morbid psychotic behavior. If untreated, there is a serious risk that next time, Ayalon would physically assault a foreign diplomat. Even a more scandalous feat can be expected. We are talking about insolent people who are mentally sick to the bones.
Ayalon is also an irredeemable, pathological liar. He claimed he didn’t really mean it and that he hadn’t preplanned the entire episode. "It would have worked perfectly had it not been for the media which blew it out of proportion," said the sick thug who was eventually forced to formally apologize to Turkey for his idiotic misdeed.
Now, he says that the next time a foreign government criticizes Israel’s genocidal terror against the Palestinian people, Israel would expel the ambassador of that country. In other words, Ayalon believes that Israel, unlike any other country on earth, should be beyond criticism. So, the message is clear. "The next time Israel carries out a genocidal campaign and murders thousands of Palestinian or Lebanese children, no country should dare criticize the Jewish state."
Well, the problem with Ayalon is that he epitomizes the brutal ugliness and cruelty of the overall Israeli mindset. What is more awful is that this morbid mentality is taking over Israel, its army, politicians and general discourse.
With this in mind, an Israeli journalist noted a few weeks ago that Israel in its entirety needs to seek treatment at a mental asylum. That asylum must be very huge, indeed, and would have to work 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 30 days per month and 365 days per year.
My second observation has to do with Israel’s highlighted efforts to help the quake-stricken Haiti overcome the post-quake disaster. The Israeli and pro-Israeli media has been celebrating the Israeli decision to dispatch rescuers and relief materials to help the people of Haiti cope with the mega disaster.
Well, helping people is always a good and commendable act of charity. And it doesn’t matter where that help comes from as long it is motivated by good will, selflessness and a sincere desire to help.
However, when the real aim is to divert attention away from a huge crime, and when the supposedly charitable act is motivated more by public relations consideration and less by genuine human concerns, the first thing that comes to ones mind is the word "hypocrisy."
Well, what Israel did to the people of Gaza is very much still fresh in everyone’s memory. Israel last year and for 21 consecutive days rained death on hundreds of thousands of innocent children and other civilians, murdering more than 1400 human beings, including more than 330 children. Several thousand civilians were injured, maimed and incinerated by the deadly clouds of white phosphorus. Moreover, as many as 40 thousand homes were completely or partially destroyed. This is in addition to the wanton pornographic bombing of mosques, schools, and public buildings.
The Israeli army used its all its weapons of death, including the American state-of-the-art technology of death, against a helpless people who lacked the ability to protect themselves and their children. Israel did what it did knowingly and deliberately. In short, Israel committed genocidal crimes against humanity against a helpless, unprotected people.
And until this moment, Israel is still refusing to allow building materials to reach these tormented human beings and enable them to rebuild their homes. The reason is none other than the fact that Israelis and many Jews draw satisfaction from seeing Gazans suffer.
So, it is really difficult to believe that the Israeli relief efforts in Haiti are motivated by genuine human considerations. If they were, Israel would lift the suffocating siege now imposed on the people of Gaza for the third consecutive year, all because Gaza had dared elect a government that Israel and the US didn’t like.
In the final analysis, it is an expression of hypocrisy and moral duplicity to brag about rescuing efforts in Port-O-Prance when you have just buried hundreds of children under the rubble of their own homes in Gaza City, Khan Younis and Rafah.
The third and final observation is really disgusting in a special way. The Israeli electronic and print media has been using photos of Palestinian orphans whose parents and relatives have been murdered by the Israeli army in advertisements designed to raise money for "poor and Jewish children."
One photo of a crying, bedraggled and distraught-looking girl is used widely to appeal to potential donors to donate money in order to feed hungry Jewish children.
What is strange about this is that the very same picture happens to be of a Palestinian child whose father was killed in Beit Lahya in the northern Gaza Strip during the genocidal Israeli onslaught last year.
This is more than disgusting. It is comparable to Nazis using photos or images of their victims to raise money for legitimate German causes. This act, coming from a state that continues to impose a hermetic, suffocating siege on the people and relatives of the child in question is just beyond Chutzpah.
This is why, the brutal ugliness of the Israeli mentality knows no limits.