People in the Muslim world are often quick to believe in sinister Jewish plots that seek to control the world since to many, there is an entity known as “Jews.” No such entity exists anymore than a “Muslim” world is present in our lives. Within each group of humans, there are differing views and factions. A boat named, Irene, will carry activists from Europe and Israel from Turkish Cyprus toward Gaza in defiance of an Israel blockade. Reuven Moskowitz, a Holocaust survivor,(the one President Ahmadinejad claims never occurred) said he was duty bound to attempt the voyage even at age 82. “It is a sacred duty for me, as a (Holocaust) survivor, to protest against the persecution, the oppression and the imprisonment of so many people in Gaza, including more than 800,000 children.” Members of the party have promised not to physically respond to any Israel action. What does this journey tell the world? It makes clear there are many Jews who disagree with actions of the Netanyahu government in relation to the blockade of Gaza and refusal to halt settlement construction.
I wonder how the Israel government will explain the presence of Holocaust survivors in those fighting for the rights of Gazans.