Monday, December 20, 2004
( Ha'Aretz News Flash )
18:16 Nobel Peace laureate Mairead Corrigan Maguire compares alleged Israeli nuclear arsenal to Nazi gas chambers
Things like this prove that being a Nobel ( Peace/Literature ) Prize winner is not synonymous with being smart, having a sound historical and/or political judgement, or being a mensch. Another example of that lack of synonymity is Jose Saramago, who suggested that the plight of the Palestinians is comparable to ( that of the Jews in ) Auschwitz.
As far as Mr Vanunu ( hey, why did he not get the Peace Prize this year? ) is concerned, maybe Israel just should let him go and let him celebrate Christmas in the States with Mrs Maguire, Mel Gibson and other people whose relationship with the Jewish people is slightly complicated, to use a euphemism.
Of course my sarcasm is not aimed at other Christians. Happy Christmas to all of you, and a happy, healthy and - who knows - peaceful 2005!
Posted by Bert at 12:01 AM