I read today in my edition of the Times ( I'm taking advantage of a free trial app) that last night a performance by the Israel philharmonic orchestra, part of the Proms was interrupted by civil rights protesters supporting Palestinians and BBC radio three had to cancel a live broadcast.
Not surprisingly concert goers were understandably miffed, the Times reported the audience shouted "this is nothing do with music " and a board member of BBC's World Sevice Trust was "absolutely devastated" and who could blame them.
Still as member of the big society (the Human Race) , I have to say, depriving a nation of it's identity, occupying and confiscating it's land, demolishing people's home's, imprisoning it's people has nothing to do with music, civilised conduct or indeed humanity.
As for war crimes such as targeting and murdering United Nations observers or using helicopters to assassinate opponents along with civilians or attacking schools, refusing medical supplies to Palestinians and every new incident leaves me "absolutely devastated".
I'm not a great believer in direct action, however such protest does raise awareness, would we have any civil rights without people prepared to make a nuisance.
Israel has a right to defend itself I don't think that entitles it to occupy Palestine or acquire the homes and land of Palestinians or indulge in war crimes.
My protest at Israel's government shameful treatment of Palestine is via the odd mention on this blog or not buying fruit and veg produced in "Israel".
Should I do more, probably but reminding people from time to time, that despite the veneer of respectability, successive Israeli governments have done nothing but oppress Palestinians.
PS yes there are worse regimes but not many and no I'm not antisemitic although usually that is how Israel's military propaganda portray such concern.
PPS. As I write this I'm listening to my mp3 player I'd be more than happy if someone were to interupt my listening with news that Israel had agreed to honest negotiations in line with UN resolutions.