Dubious bestie friendies

November 24, 2016 23:01

As Akiva Eldar writes:

Only recently, their leader received a sharp political blow in the local and regional elections that took place in some of the Italian cities and councils, which were depicted by Berlusconi himself as a personal and political test of trust. Even in Eracura, Berlusconi's home region, his party's candidate suffered a shocking defeat. Milano, the capital of Berlusconi's financial empire, turned its back on him.

Berlusconi surely owes Netanyahu a favor for going to comfort him during these difficult days.

The pictures of the Israeli guests added variety to the news coverage of the bribery trial in which Berlusconi is being accused of soliciting an under-aged teenager to into prostitution and abuse of authority.

When you love someone, you do not lose your head over inconsequential disagreements.

Who remembers that nearly a year ago, ahead of his visit to Israel, Berlusconi told Haaretz that the settlement policy may be an obstacle to peace?
"Israel's settlement policy could be an obstacle to peace. I would like to say to the people and government of Israel, as a friend, with my hand on my heart, that persisting with this policy is a mistake."

When you love someone, the settlements are less of an obstacle.

When you love someone, who needs peace?

Why cuddle up to the man who…?
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And he's no friend of the Jews, either. This is the man who told a joke about a Jew who admits that “during the time of the death camps” he agreed to hide another Jew in his cellar but forced him to pay more than $4,000 a day because “we are Jews.”
If Simonq or Lukas or JonOtway had come up with that, the easily-offended, self-righteous "defenders of Israel and the Jews" would have had kittens.

November 24, 2016 23:01

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