Wednesday, March 26, 2008

We Bleed, Too

Shades of The Merchant of Venice. At least that's what went through my mind when I read that Israel's UN Ambassador actually reacted to the anti-Israel Security Council.

Gillerman decries 'immoral equivalency'
Israel's UN envoy says credibility of moderate states to isolate extremists is being undermined.

1. I am a Jew. Hath not a Jew eyes? Hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions; fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer as a Christian is? If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die? And if you wrong us shall we not revenge? If we are like you in the rest, we will resemble you in that. If a Jew wrong a Christian, what is his humility? Revenge. If a Christian wrong a Jew, what should his sufferance be by Christian example? Why, revenge. The villainy you teach me I will execute, and it shall go hard but I will better the instruction. (III.i.49–61)

Why are we still members of the UN?

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