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Daniel Levy’s Hamas-o-Mania! (The Jewish far-left jumps way, way over the shark)


Daniel Levy is living proof that those who accuse some on the (Guardian-style) left of being humorless aren’t completely off base, as I can think of no other explanation for how such a seemingly rational man can not see that he’s become a living, breathing parody of the Jewish pro-Palestinian, Israel-loathing left.  

Levy, one of the founders of J Street, who recently opined that maybe, just perhaps, Israel doesn’t deserve to exist –  “Maybe, if this collective Jewish presence [the Jewish State in the Middle East] can only survive by the sword, then Israel really ain’t a good idea.” – has surfaced at the Guardian to express something approaching euphoria over the recent announcement that Hamas has reconciled with Fatah and will now have a greater role in Palestinian affairs (How Hamas-Fatah unity could break Middle East deadlock, CiF, April 28).  

Levy’s sense of relief that Palestinians will finally abandon the failed and craven “accommodationist approach” is palpable, seems almost giddy that there is finally an end to the artificial, conventional paradigm of “moderates” (Fatah) vs. “so-called” “extremists” (Hamas), mockingly refers to characterizations of Hamas as a terrorist group as mere “Israeli talking points,” is particularly confident that the inclusion of the Islamist group who openly seeks Israel’s destruction will reinvigorate the peace process, and at least hopeful that the Islamic Resistance Movement will be “non-violent”.

But, as sensitive souls like Levy are always saying – at least, that is, when they’re not questioning Israel’s right to exist – it may seem to the untrained eye that his support for Hamas is contrary to the Jewish state’s interests, but he’s really only practicing tough love.  Levy, you see, is saving Israel from itself, from their “false sense of permanent impunity” and their “most self-destructive tendencies” such as “settlement building” (which he ever so sensitively likens to a cancer) and “intolerant nationalism”.

Though, of note, Levy’s selflessness in volunteering to help states like Israel iron out their “issues” is oddly absent when it comes to helping Hamas with their unique brand of “intolerant nationalism”.  Strangely, there is no offer from Levy to help the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood get over their addictive desire to rid the world of Israel, nor is concern expressed for the group’s paranoid belief that Jews are trying to take over the world.

(On this latter genocidal proclivity, I guess, in fairness, given our historical obstinateness, can you really blame them?)  

Call Daniel Levy a dupe, a useful idiot, a Jewish scourge, or even self-hating, but I find him – in his exquisite representation of the extreme pathologies which haunt the Jewish far left – an interesting political specimen, and down right entertaining.  

If he didn’t exist, I would SO try to invent him.  

13 replies »

  1. He is such a non entity in the scheme of things, that it’s a pity even to give him time and space on our blog.
    Who could take him seriously?

  2. He is a useful idiot – one, sadly, in a long line of Jewish useful idiots, who always manage to see the bright side of what their enemies are planning for them.

    “Israel doesn’t deserve to exist ”

    Does he really think that he would be excluded from the planned genocide if Hamas were to get their way because he writes article like this one or prattles on at J Street?

    “Idiot” barely describes it.

  3. Consider the contradictions of this spin-meister in this paragraph:

    “Yet, Israel is today more, not less, insecure and uncertain of its future. In many respects, the aggravated asymmetry of the current peace process and strategic floundering on the part of the Palestinians gives Israel a false sense of permanent impunity and has encouraged Israel’s most self-destructive tendencies (not least, towards settlement building and intolerant nationalism).

    Well, which is it?

    If Israel is less secure and less certain of its future how can it have a sense of permanent impunity, even if it is, as Levy tries to claim, false?

    In fact, with every year that passes, as Israel grows stronger economically even leaving aside Israel’s huge military power, Israelis feel more secure.

    As for the settlements, the majority of Israelis oppose creating new settlements, and, in fact, no new settlements have been built for well over a year. Apartments in Jerusalem are not settlements. Israelis know that if there ever is a peace agreement with the Palestinians, even more unlikely after this rapprochement between Haniyah and Abbas until Haniyah finds a convenient opportunity to dispose of Abbas, most of the “settlements” will be abandoned, as happened in Gaza. Evne the Palestinains know that, and they know which ones will not be abandoned.

    Israelis may be bewildered by idiots like Levy, but certainly not insecure as they witness the carnage of the “Arab spring” destroying the economies of all surrounding them.

  4. Levy lives in the land of theory, or so it seems to me, and seems unfazed by express pronouncements of Palestinians and others regarding their intentions.

    He reminds me of some Obama supporters that spouted about hope and change. Levy hopes that the Palestinians will adopt a peaceful route, but where is that in their record? They could have had a state so very long ago.

    I hope that any UN action towards admission of Palestine will specifically call for it to proclaim adherence to UN Articles 2.4 and 1.3, regard threats and use of force, and human rights protections for Palestinians and all peoples under its jurisdiction.

    The situation will probably get worse in the short term irrespective of statehood. Perhaps Israel should end its occupation of the territories, demand that Palestinians conform to all protections for those residing in Palestine, and prepare for the next stage of its struggle against the Arab states and Muslims for its survival.

  5. What record do islamofascists have in respecting the protecting the rights of minorities in countries like Syria, Egypt, Lebanon, Iraq, Islamofascist Regime of iran, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Pakistan?

    ZERO. NADA.

  6. Isaiah 49: Thy children make haste; thy destroyers and thy demolishers shall go forth from thee!!!

  7. AKUS,

    “Apartments in Jerusalem are not settlements.”

    Neither are the other Jewish habitats people give that name.

    Tulkarm is a settlement. Bil’in is a settlement. Umm El Fahm is a settlement. Whatever is a colony of the non-indigenous of Palestine is a settlement. The indigenous Palestinians are us Jews.

    “Israelis know that if there ever is a peace agreement with the Palestinians, even more unlikely after this rapprochement between Haniyah and Abbas until Haniyah finds a convenient opportunity to dispose of Abbas, most of the ‘settlements’ will be abandoned, as happened in Gaza.”

    Israeli Jews know that such a misguided action would be followed by rockets on Tel Aviv just as surely as the abandonment of Gaza was followed by rockets on the nearby pre-1967 Israeli Jewish towns, and therefore are almost universally opposed to further concessions of land. Moreover, the general rightward shift as well as the various religious revivals of the past decade mean a sizable and growing portion of Israeli Jews believe the land is ours by right and shouldn’t be given away for any reason.

  8. ”Maybe, if this collective Jewish presence [the Jewish State in the Middle East] can only survive by the sword, then Israel really ain’t a good idea.”

    Britain survived by the sword during WWII, the entire free world survived by the sword during the decades long cold war. So perhaps, we should have just capitulated to the Nazis and Israel should surrender to their latter day equivalents — the islamists.

    According to the warped logic of Daniel Levy, anything that you need to fight for ain’t worth having!

    What a buffoon.

  9. I totally agree with you Jon, he would not only have been a kapo at a concentration camp but he would probably have volunteered to push his fellow Jews into the gas chambers (as he is trying to do now).

  10. April 29, 2011 at 5:05 am

    ziontruth

    AKUS,

    “Apartments in Jerusalem are not settlements.”

    Neither are the other Jewish habitats people give that name.

    Tulkarm is a settlement. Bil’in is a settlement. Umm El Fahm is a settlement. Whatever is a colony of the non-indigenous of Palestine is a settlement. The indigenous Palstinians are us Jews.”

    That is the essence of the matter.
    It is a deliberate and cynical misuse of language by the enemies of the Jews that fosters the myths, and gives the lies credibility.
    The lies must be exposed and neutered, otherwise the historical revisionism will become the accepted truth.

  11. Tosca,

    Thanks. That’s why I insist on that point. It’s not splitting hairs. Israel’s slide into casual delegitimization began when Israel’s media and then political leadership adopted the enemy lingo. I’m old enough to remember when the nightly news on Israeli TV never used the term Falastinim to denote the local Arabs. Katavenu l’inyanei Falastinim, “Our correspondent on Palestinian affairs,” was katavenu l’inyanei Aravim back then. And though we had our problems (but then, when didn’t we?), at least we held the PR upper hand by being able to tell the world of the injustice of over 20 Arab states trying to rob the Jews of their one and only state. Then started all the “Palestinian” nonsense, and we arrived at today’s state, of being at a loss to explain why a stateless “nation” shouldn’t be granted national sovereignty.