I will decorate the outside of my Judean house with the portraits of those who never spoke up for us

For they are why we had to go.

Extremely bemused by the complete 180 turn that’s been done on indigenous people now. Saw a full-blown socialist arguing that white people have more right to America because “the white people were there most recently so it’s theirs now.” Unfortunately that logic still means that Israel is Israel. Goalpost moving is always fascinating though.

They also chanted about killing Jews in front of Jeremy Corbyn who I’m sure will be very forgetful about this at the next election. But we already know what his views are.

It was a real pain in the ass cropping these into one image and I pasted the same one 3 times before my brain caught up with me.

The thing that worries me about if/when we move is getting the animals out. Obviously being hit by a missile is terrifying but I worry more about my pets who can’t understand what is happening. We would obviously run Freya to the shelter with us but even if I could get Joop in his carry box quickly enough, we could spend so many hours at a time in the bomb shelter that Joop would not have the correct heat and humidity and would probably die. So we will probably have to leave him in his tank and hope that we don’t come back to find it smashed. So many pets die in the missile fire but it’s not a very newsworthy topic.

At the end of the day, the clear difference is that we shoot down rockets, aim for rocket launchers, and destroy military equipment. They aim for humans and surround all their assets with humans. 

 

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And no I probably wouldn’t make it running from rockets. My wheelchair doesn’t go that fast. I’d probably be better off staying in the house while Will took Freya. Thankfully the ones I saw in person were clearly not on a trajectory to hit me because I could not have moved.

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Perhaps it’s especially ironic that for all their hate, the Hadids aren’t even “Palestinian.” IIRC their father’s parents stopped in Israel briefly on the way to Syria when he was an 8-month old baby. They do claim lineage from a nasty Ottoman ancestor though, failing to realise the irony of literally being descended from a wealthy coloniser and trying to accuse Jews of being the same.