A quick wiki of Ramla and a picture begins to develop of a strategically important town whose prison, in 1962, executed Adolf Eichmann. For those of you who do not recall, it was Eichmann who accused the Jews of collaborating with the Nazis during the Holocaust to kill those Jews who considered the Zionist manifesto to be anti-Jew. His testimony was roundly derided, but the Israeli government did spend a considerable amount of time and money covering up the truth of Eichmann’s claims.
Altogether a nice touch, this bringing of the Gaza 21 to Ramla Prison. Something similar might be achieved if we were to bring Rahm Emmanuel to Sing-Sing for questioning on his Irgun and IDF loyalties while serving in US public office — the same prison where Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed in 1953 for espionage against the interests of the United States.
I wonder, given Naomi’s public position on Israel this past week, if Ron Kalb of OEN would be half as quick to interview Ms. Klein a second time about the Gaza 21 issue as he was before he agreed to adopt the “dump the left” posture that has plagued progressive online publications for months now.
In any case, the posture that the Obama Administration takes with respect to the Gaza 21 should put the final nail in the coffin of another fake-progressive, neo-liberal farce designed to paralyze the left wing of progressive America.