COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY RACHEL SHABI IN THE INDEPENDENT
Israel has pretty much become an international joke, albeit a joke in very poor taste.
Its leaders - with men like Netanyahu, the mass killer, and Lieberman, the ex-bar room bouncer - resemble nothing so much as the leadership retinue from some ridiculously unimportant third-world country parading around in grand style and pompous self-importance. I am reminded of the late Papa Doc of Haiti and his retinue.
However, it is a bitter joke, and not a funny one, when you kill thousands, hold millions against their will for half a century, regularly freely steal what belongs to others, and pass laws which resemble something from the 16th century.
The very idea of these ominous clowns lashing out at others just because they were finally embarrassed by the international community, whom they scorn anyway, discovering them in one of their many acts of vandalism and savagery does indeed make a dark and bitter joke.