Wednesday, November 27, 2013
by Alan Edelstein
Israel doesn't have SNL. It doesn't have Jon Stewart and the Daily Show. Sadly, it doesn't have Colbert. But, we've got something even better: We've got the Middle East, and it doesn't get any more entertaining than in our very own neighborhood. Think I'm kidding? Try these:
According to Hamas and its allies, Israel and Jews are evil incarnate, to blame for virtually every wound, even those self-inflicted, suffered by the Arab world. Hamas keeps calling for the Zionist entity's destruction.
Yet the Hamas Prime Minister, Ismail Haniyeh, who is often the first in line to declare how murderous and mean the Israelis are, apparently had no problem having his granddaughter transferred to the "Zionist entity" to be treated in an Israeli hospital for a life-threatening condition.
In a clear case of "babywashing," Israeli doctors attempted to treat the one-year old for an infection of her digestive system.
About two years ago Haniyeh's brother-in-law came to Israel for life-saving heart surgery. One wonders if the Haniyeh's health insurance has a provision that includes Zionist Entity/Occupier providers.
Given that the Hamas government regularly pressures the tens of thousands of Gazans who cross the border to receive treatment in Israeli hospitals (often at no cost) to not go, one wonders what the public would think if word got out that his family seems to make a habit of the Israeli health care system.
No worries there. No press reports in Gaza. The baby's father, Haniyeh's oldest son, did post on Facebook that the baby had "crossed the green line" to receive the treatment. That post came down fast. Not sure how many "friends" he still has.