I mean, that’s got to be the next stop for these folks, right?
A group of four survivors of the Hiroshima atomic bomb attack have held a protest in Jerusalem calling for the end of nuclear weapons.
The survivors arrived in Israel on Monday for a six-day trip organized by the Israeli Disarmament Movement and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). The group visited Jerusalem holy sites and held signs reading “Nuclear Abolition” in Japanese.
The survivors began their trip with a visit to the Wailing Wall, where they placed notes and called for a world free of nuclear weapons.
“Any use of the atom should be forbidden, even for intimidation,” 69-year-old survivor Nagayama Iwao said.
The visit comes amid growing tensions between Israel and Iran over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program. Israel and much of the West believe Iran is seeking nuclear weapons, a charge that Tehran denies.
Sharon Dolev, who heads the Israeli Disarmament Movement, stressed that the visit’s timing was in no way connected to the standoff with Tehran, but noted that “Israel’s maintenance of a nuclear monopoly has propelled other countries like Iran down a nuclear race and caused other Arab countries to threaten to withdraw from the Non-Proliferation Treaty.”
She posited that Israel’s nuclear demilitarization is the answer to Iran’s atom aspirations – an option she branded as “safer than a war we cannot win.”
God bless these survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: they were innocent victims of their government’s imperialism and intransigence. Now they are the innocent stooges of the disarmament mob. The only thing Israeli disarmament will end is Israel. Shame on Ms. Dolev for staging these revered elders like a circus sideshow.
PS: Her own logic is flawed. Israel may or may not possess nuclear weapons (officially), yet has never threatened anyone. Iran threatens to wipe “the filthy microbe” off the map, yet the Islamic entity is portrayed as an innocent victim forced to act against its own principles by Israeli aggression. As usual, the Left refuses to have an honest discussion. It’s all slant and slander.