Lula humiliates Israel
Brazilian president refuses to lay down flowers on the grave of the founder of the modern State of Israel
By Julio Severo
I wonder what would happen if, in visit to Brazil, an Israeli government official declared in the Brazilian Congress gaffes humiliating Brazil.
Israelis would not be capable of that discourtesy. They are so polite and civilized that they allowed Lula, as a demonstration of affection for the Brazilian people that represents a large portion of the tourists visiting Israel, to make his speech in the Parliament of Israel.
No retribution for the affection. Lula took advantage of the opportunity to criticize Israel.
That was the only visit that Lula made to Israel. That, in fact, was the only visit that a Brazilian president made to Israel. The marks left are of a sickly ideology — which tolerates everything that communist Cuba does against her own people, but criticizes Israel for defending her people and her land.
As if it were little humiliating for a foreign president to humiliate Israel in her own Parliament, Lula went beyond. He refused to do what all of the presidents that visit Israel do: to lay down flowers in Theodor Herzl’s grave, considered the founder of the modern State of Israel.
Evidently, Lula must have been aghast, because different from his friend Fidel Castro, who has his hands dirty of innocent blood, and different from many of his own assistants, linked to communist terrorist groups that shed innocent blood in the past, Theodor Herzl had never shed blood of anybody.
Don’t ask him what he thinks about Herzl having the idea of helping the State of Israel get up from the debris of History…
Today, Lula laid flowers in Yasser Arafat’s grave, considered the founder of the modern State of Palestine, established in Israeli lands. He did it as a demonstration of his respect and affection.
Very different from Herzl, the hands, the feet, the head and everything else of Arafat are dirty of blood. In his terrorist attacks, Arafat didn’t spare anybody, even children in school buses, which were exploded by the bombs of the terrorist group PLO, founded by Arafat.
However, Lula knows how to dissimulate. In Israel he visited the Museum of the Holocaust, laid down flowers and said: “Never more, never more, never more!” Two months from now, he will be visiting Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, which denies the Holocaust, “What never more, comrade Lula? That never happened!”
Ahmadinejad wants at all costs to make nuclear weapons. And he makes no secret of his objective: To destroy Israel. To kill Jews.
In Lula’s agenda, there is not any speech in the Parliament of Iran criticizing Ahmadinejad or the bomb to destroy Israel. They are friends, and friends deserve respect and affection. Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez are witnesses of the fidelity to Lula to his friends.
If in his several visits to Cuba Lula never criticized the Cuban government, why would he make that now to comrade Ahmadinejad?
If Ahmadinejad is able to fulfill his dreams, Lula will have the opportunity to dissimulate again and lay flowers in the 2nd Museum of the Holocaust, which will have to be built away from the lands of Israel, which will be then polluted by a strong radioactivity.
Lula will repeat again, “Never more, never more, never more!” And Ahmadinejad will join him, adding, “Israel never more, never more! Israel never more, never more!”
Portuguese version of this article: Lula humilha Israel
Spanish version of this article: Lula humilla a Israel