"History never repeats, but sometimes it rhymes."
A demonstration affiliated with ‘Boycott Apartheid Israel week’ was held recently in Melbourne town. The streets were full of University students and others, chanting vitriolic messages such as:
‘Is-ra-el and the USA,
How many kids did you kill today?’
I carried two flags – the Palestinian and the Israeli one. My message is as naïve as the character I define – namely, to convey a hope that these two conflicting groups might be able to talk and listen to each other, with the ultimate goal, one day, of ‘peace’.
Unfortunately, it was impossible to talk with anyone. The Israeli flag I was holding was ripped up by one of the protesters.