Israel’s blonde bombshells and real bombs in Gaza

compiled by Cem Ertür
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Dandelion Salad
7 January, 2009

Yosefa Loshitzky, The Electronic Intifada, 5 January 2009

“I reiterate that we will treat the population [of Gaza] with silk gloves”

– Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert

I am not sure that most people understand the meaning of the name “Operation Cast Lead” chosen by Israel for its murderous and criminal attack on Gaza. The name is borrowed from a Hebrew nursery rhyme which was (and may still be) very popular among Israeli children in the 1950s. In this song, a father promises to his child a special Hannukah gift: “a cast lead sevivon.” Sevivon, in Hebrew (A dreidel in Yiddish) is a four-sided spinning top, played with during the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. Somebody, in the Israeli army, who apparently feels nostalgic about his childhood, decided that if Israeli kids would enjoy a sevivon cast from lead there is no reason why Palestinian children would not appreciate it too. After all Operation Cast Lead is not the first (and unfortunately, will not be the last) of Israel’s cruel war games.

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