Thursday, April 19, 2007

The True Hero

It would appear that AP Photographer Oded Balilty won a prestigious Pulitzer prize for a photograph (above) taken during the infamous dismantling of Amona. While he should definitely be commended for making and publishing this photograph, I can't help but feel that the real hero of this story is not the photographer, but the brave woman on the photograph, on her own holding a fence against an entire division of armed to the teeth policemen.
Of course, she and many others like her won't be getting a prise. In fact, they wont be getting even the minimum, promised compensation for lost homes. But the photograph, the photograph will be cherished.
Once again Europeans prove that they prefer to see Jews doing something bad, or something bad being done to them. I can easily see how this photograph embodies both.

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