Gaza versus the Warsaw Ghetto: Double Standards in Assessing Crimes against Humanity ~ by Felicity Arbuthnot

Piazza della Carina

“Do not hold the delusion that your advancement is accomplished by crushing others.”(Marcus Tullius Cicero,106-43 B.C.)

“The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in a period of moral crisis maintain their neutrality.” (Dante, c1265-1321.)

One of the haunting images of Jewish heroism, lauded in history books and Holocaust commemorations, is the courage of those, especially the young, in the Warsaw Ghetto, when in 1940, Jewish Warsaw residents were ordered by the German invaders into a small section of the city.

The courage of those who dug tunnels, smuggled goods necessary for survival in, and communications in and out, has rightly become a legendary act of resistance and courage, defiance in the shadow of despotism and repression.

The people of Gaza (roughly seventy five percent of whom are under twenty five) have had even the water in their natural springs stolen by a population to whom James Arthur…

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