ABOUT THE COVER . .
. . .At the top left is an image of
a statue of the Virgin Mary which an Israeli army tank fired upon
on March 14, 2002, shattering the nose and slicing off the hands.
The hated statue stood high above the Roman Catholic Holy Family
Hospital and Orphanage in Jerusalem adjacent to a Vatican flag.
The Israelis fired on the statue at close range. It was not an accident.
It was an act of hatred.
. . .And hatred likewise is expressed
in the violent image of the hanging of Haman, taken from a Jewish
religious artifact. One of the first of many enemies of the Jewish
people, Haman’s assassination by execution is celebrated on
the holiday of Purim, which — just coincidentally, it is said
— marked the onslaught of the war against Iraq, a point noted
in Jewish newspapers that referred to Saddam Hussein as a modern-day
. . .At middle-level left is a relief
from Rome’s Arch of Titus, recalling the sacking of Jerusalem
by the Romans and the triumphant seizure of the Jewish temple’s
. . .The fall of Jerusalem —
one of the great disasters of Jewish history — was another
of the endless series of events marking the conflict of the Middle
East that is still being fought out today.
. . .At mid-level right is Ariel Sharon,
the brutal Israeli caesar whose hard-line policies against the Christian
and Muslim Palestinian Arabs are highly popular among his fellow
countrymen and much admired by most American Jewish leaders and
their allies in the neo-conservative movement, despite significant
grass-roots Jewish opposition notwithstanding.
. . .Sharon’s goal of achieving
“Greater Israel” is part and parcel of the neo-conservative
agenda and the ultimate in hate and imperialism.
. . .At the bottom, from left to right,
are Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, William Kristol and Henry Kissinger,
perhaps the most powerful figures in the neo-conservative network
that orchestrated the tragic U.S. war against Iraq. The neo-conservative
High Priests of War dream of establishing a world empire and intend
to use America’s young people as the cannon fodder to accomplish
. . .That is hate — and we must