Horrible Huffington has a post by Mya Guarnier, Tel Aviv based journalist, commenting on the indictment of the IDF soldier under the title Israeli Victimhood: A Threat to the Jewish State
She complains of our “seige mentality” and “culture of impunity” and ends with,
“Israel, like any sovereign nation, has a right to defend itself. Soldiers, when faced with a mortal threat, also have the right to protect their lives. But neither Israel nor its army have the right to do so at others’ expense. Nor do the state and its soldiers have the right to operate as though they are unaccountable for their actions.
Jews and Israelis, we must ask ourselves: where has wallowing in victimhood gotten us?
Together, the siege mentality and culture of impunity only conspire to keep us locked in a vicious cycle. Israel behaves as though the world is an enemy that it needn’t answer to. When the international community responds, we use that as proof positive that we’re under attack–conveniently forgetting that the attack is, in part, of our own making.
Our victimhood may yet prove to be a self-fulfilling prophecy. And because we–“a stiff-necked people”–have spent more than 60 years ignoring the cries of others, ours might fall on deaf ears.”
The trouble with Mya (and all other leftists) is that she has a blame Israel (or America) mentality,
To argue that we have a right to defend ourselves providing such defense is not at some else’s expense, is beyond ludicrous.