It is very difficult for me to blog recently.
I have two different lawyers who are Israeli – one lives in Paris and the other in Shanghai , they do not know each other both great guys. I have numerous jewish friends and one of the key managers at naseba is jewish….therefore; it is absolutely impossible for anyone to refer to me as anti-semitic.
Unfortunately, we live in a world today where we can not challenge or question Israel without running the grave risk of being branded anti-semitic.
One of the headline’s on CNN.com this morning is “israel to fight to the bitter end….”
To put things into a perspective for people living in America, Israel’s war on Gaza is like the Los Angeles Lakers playing a championship basketball game with the world watching against America’s 1,560th ranked junior high school team. What is happening in Gaza right now is not a war. It is a slaughter.
Gaza is a walled in, tightly controlled 100% by Israel… prison. What goes in and out of Gaza must be approved by Israel. Israel controls the electricity and water supply of Gaza. People who live in Gaza can not leave Gaza unless Israel, which they rarely agree, allows them to exit. Once a week, Israel drops off fruit and vegetables as well as other food items at a check point.
Gaza is hell on earth.
For the past several months the American media turned a blind eye on the paralyzing embargo Israel had on Gaza. For several months, the 2.1 million people living in this prison… had nearly zero electricity, nor adequate running water, nor access to fruits and vegetables. A fucking hell.
Imagine… you take the most innocent, beautiful woman in the world and then you put her in a cement cage, take away just about all her food and water … over a few months the gorgeous woman loses all hope for anything better….over a few years, of course the beauty is long gone…and a caged, wild animal is what she becomes.
This is where my father’s jewish friends in America call me naive….
BUT one has to wonder if there would still be rocket attacks against Israel from Gaza if people living in Gaza were allowed by Israel to have normal access to electricty, water, produce, food .. in a word, “hope.”
….I AM NOT justifying the rocket attacks by Hamas — however, we must question why Hamas gained so much power and control in Gaza. Would they have the same influence on young Gazan’s today if those kids in Gaza had real hope for a better life?
…. I just got back last night from a successful business to Cairo, I am sitting in my beautiful, comfortable home in the south of france, a perfect view where I can see Italy, Cap Martin, Monaco and the med. sea….the sun is rising, gorgeous…. I have a brilliant life.
But then I think about all the women and children in Gaza who right now are living something worse than hell…