Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Anyone for Haifa?

According to Lorne Gunter in The National Post today:

While there have been a plethora of stories about the 500,000 to 1 million Lebanese displaced by this war, where are the stories about the half million or more Israelis — many of the Arabs — forced to evacuate?  Haifa, a city of nearly 400,000, is mostly deserted, its residents either in hiding or gone.

Really?  Is that right, Lorne?  Well, why don’t you get on the horn and tell the Palestinians?  After all, I’m sure they’d love to move in now that the place has been ‘voluntarily abandoned’, bulldoze a few homes, and declare the place Eretz Palestine.  After all, what’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander (assuming the sauce to be both kosher and halal).

But you know what, kids?  I think the reason we haven’t heard any such stories as Lorne wants us to hear is because… they’re bullshit.  If anything like this were remotely the case, CNN, FOX, and the Klan Praise the Second Coming and Pass the Ammunition Review would have been all over it like flies on a turd, all eager to share the goodness with us.  But they haven’t.  Why?  Because they’re liberally-biased?  Uh, no.  Because it’s bullshit.  There are only about 7 million people in Israel; if nearly every tenth one had had to pull up stakes, trust me… you’d have heard about it by now.

If I’m wrong… fine.  Somebody call Hamas and tell them Israel has a vacancy.

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