Saturday, December 11, 2010
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, along with Hillary Clinton, spoke at the Brookings Institution's Saban Center for Middle East Policy's seventh annual forum in Washington, December 10, 2010. - Photo by Reuters.
You might think that if the organizers had a need for a backdrop to the speakers at a think tank forum for the Israeli/Palestinian peace process it would also include the Palestinian flag. Of course that might send the wrong signal implying that the talks would be fair and equitable and we know that will never be the case.
Since the Vietnam war the burning of the 'sacred' symbol of America, the flag, has been viewed by many as traitorous and a desecration. In my opinion the above image is a much worse desecration but there will not be a debate in the main stream media on this inappropriate use of our flag.
We may as well go ahead and incorporate the USraeli flag as our new national symbol. At least we could say that it was the most honest thing our government has done in a long long time.