THE FRENCH ARE GOING TO ISRAEL
Journalists were not allowed to enter the Gaza strip. Understandable only from the Israeli military point of view.
Two ships with medical aid - and some parliamentarian - were stopped in open water, one almost sunk. They could not pass through. Beyond any understanding.
Now here's something we can understand!
The French are not stopped. Their priority is not the suffering people.
Their priority? The deployment was ordered by French President Nicolas Sarkozy in cooperation with Israel and Egypt as part of "immediate actions to fight against the smuggling of weapons towards Gaza," which is quiet different. Sarkozy said The French warship will conduct "surveillance in international waters off Gaza, in full cooperation with Egypt and Israel.
And Israel will raise no problem.
What a stupid remark. Of course not. The French are taking over the full nelson from them. Sharing the guilt for l'Insoutenable légèreté de l'être of the Palestinian people.
Perhaps it's a little bit of comfort to you, my American friends, that also the European know what to do when Israel is on the front page.
For sure: the Saints are not allowed to come marching in. An unconditioned, permanent opening of the border crossings is still far away.
What a shame: it's unbelievable, Israel and Gaza are no longer headlines. I try to find confirmation on this subject. All the big news centres have closed their home pages (and probably second) for Gaza news. Israel has done its devastating job. Israel thinks of going home. So things are back to normal!