Like Yahweh, like believer


Givati Brigade commander Ofer Winter PHOTO/Electronic Intifada

“Oh Lord, the God of Israel, make us succeed”
“against an enemy who curses your name!” n creed
we turned their country Palestine into ours
and they throw stones at us instead of flowers

so said Colonel Ofer Winter, on the eve of battle
about people who for them are nothing but chattel
he calls his victims “terrorists”, that’s nothing new
whereas his government grabs their land, that’s true

Yahweh, the God Winter’s invoking, was not good either
(other Gods, gods, and goddesses are better neither)
He declared: “I will make my arrows drunk with blood,
and my sword shall devour flesh” from the war flood

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